Martin Luther King Jr Speech Outline

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Martin Luther King Jr., was born January 15th, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King was the middle child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King, and grew up in rural Georgia. Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King Jr. began public school at the age of 5. King later attended Booker T. Washington High School, where he was said to be a gifted and hardworking student, which was demonstrated in his ability to skip both the ninth and eleventh grades. In 1944, King entered Morehouse College in Atlanta at age 15. During his junior year at Morehouse, King took a Bible class and renewed his faith, so he began to envision a career in the ministry. In the fall of his senior year, King told his father that he wanted to begin to follow…show more content…
August 28, 1963, upwards of 200,000 people joined in the march intending to bring the injustices African Americans faced to the public eye. The march was intended to put pressure on President John F. Kennedy to follow up on his campaign promises for civil rights. Once the march reached the Lincoln Memorial, King gave his infamous “I Have a Dream” Speech, which detailed his desires for the black community to become equal with the white community. The speech was a vivacious call for peace and equality. King’s opening line: “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation,” was in no way false. The March on Washington and the many accompanying actions part of the civil rights movement, I believe, are the greatest demonstrations of freedom our nation has ever seen and may ever see. Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, a monument commemorating the president who demolished the institution of slavery in the United States. Lincoln and King shared a futuristic vision of a nation in which it would be evident that all men are created equal. The march and speech cemented King’s reputation both at home and overseas. Later that year, TIME magazine named King Man of the Year, and in 1964 he became the youngest person ever to be awarded with the Nobel Peace
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