Martin luther king

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  • Marin Luther King
    • Born in Atlanta 1929
    • Baptist minister in Montgomery, Alabama
    • Formed Southern Christian Leadership Conference
      • Gandhi inspired methods to promote Civil rights
      • Brought together churches- combined power and influence
    • Led campaigns to help the poor- both black and white
    • Assassinated March 1968
      • Sparked riots- 46 people killed
    • Encouraged people to boycott racists shops (result of Greensboro) and use their right to vote- 1960
    • worked along side Kennedy for 1965 Voting rights act
    • Involved in Trade union issues
    • Enemies
      • FBI- bugged room and caught him cheating
      • KKK (basic level to tarnish name in South)


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