The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr

Michael K. Brown
January 12, 2009
Presidential Poster

Book Title: The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr
Author: Clayborne Carson

Some Adjectives

Leader- In January 1957 approximately 60 black ministers assembled in Atlanta to form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to continue the civil rights fight. King was elected president.

Organizer- In December 1955, when Rosa Parks, a black woman, was arrested for violating a segregated seating ordinance on a public bus in Montgomery, black citizens were outraged. King, fellow minister Ralph Abernathy, and Alabama's state chairman of the NAACP called a public meeting. African Americans were urged to boycott the segregated city buses.

Visionary- The year 1963 was eventful in the struggle for civil rights. In June, King and 125,000 persons marched in a "Freedom Walk" in Detroit. On August 27, over 250,000 black and white citizens assembled in Washington, D.C., for a mass civil rights rally, where King delivered his famous visionary speech “Let Freedom Ring"

Non violent activist- Mrs. King visited India at the invitation of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. King had long been interested in Mahatma Gandhi's practice of nonviolence. Yet when they returned to the United States, the civil rights struggle had greatly intensified, and violent resistance by whites to the nonviolent efforts of black demonstrators filled the newspapers with accounts of bloody confrontations

Thank about what experiences the person has had that would prepare him or her for the role of president. List the experiences along with any reasons this would be a preparation

In December 1961 King and the SCLC were invited by black leaders in Albany, GA to lead their civil rights struggle.(Reason) The people believed in his...

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