Martin Luther King revision cards

Revision cards with key info about MLK

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How significant was MLK at the time? Really?

- He was a key figure in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

- He was a key figure in peaceful protest and showed black citizens they could exist peacefully beside whites; very different to Black Power movement, Panthers etc.

- Had he been violent things would have turned out very differently.

- 'I have a dream' speech was inspiring and peacefully let those in power know how unfair things were for blacks

- However, in terms of historical events he did not do a huge amount.

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MLK and Montgomery

- He established the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA), which headed the boycott

- He was arrested during a march and served 2 weeks of his sentence, his arrest drew media attention

- His leadership qualities were established during this time

- The boycott led to King establishing the SCLC

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