Martin Luther King Jr

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  • MLK
    • Children's Crusade
      • May 1963
      • 100th anniversary of abolition of slavery
      • joined by SCLC march
      • Birmingham, Alabama
      • 1000s of children
        • young as 6
      • "Bull" Conor
        • water cannons
        • police dogs
        • batons
        • civil movement had a lot to thank him for
      • 2,500 jailed
      • televised
      • President Kennedy
        • federal troops
        • demanded to end segregation
        • asked for children to be released
      • gained MLK more respect & popularity
    • March on Washington DC
      • August 1963
      • 250,000+ marched
        • 50,000 were white
      • to Lincoln Memorial
      • "I have a dream"
      • helped passage of Civil Rights Bill in 1964
    • March of Selma
      • 1965
      • Alabama
      • change voting
        • less than 3% of blacks voted
      • Jim Clark
        • Sheriff
        • clubs
        • tear gas
      • 600 protesters
      • televised
      • federal troops
        • completed weeks later
    • Voting Rights Act
      • 1965
      • President Johnson
      • outlawed literacy tests & poll taxes
      • 1 million vote
    • why important to civil rights movement
      • non-violence
      • Children's Crusdae
        • desegregate in Birmingham
      • personality
      • powerful speeches
      • Civil Rights Bill in 1964
      • Selma March
        • Voting Rights Act in 1965
      • international reputation
      • leadership of start of civil movement

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