Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King
A Freedom Fighter

Summary
•General facts
•Family
•His education
•“I have a dream“
•Citations to “I have a dream“

General facts
•Born: 15th of January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
•Wedding to Coretta Scott since 18th June 1953
•Death: 4th of April 1968 in Memphis, been assassinated
•Was an American bapist minister
•Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his peaceful work against racism and poverty
•One of the most important representatives in the fight against the suppression of African-Americans
•Many attacks on him

Family
•Father: Michael Luther King
•Bapist minister
•Mother: Alberta King
•School teacher
•With his wife Coretta Scott Williams he had four kids:
1.Yolanda Denise
2.Martin Luther III
3.Dexter Scott
4.Bernice Albertine

His Education
•always wanted to be a bapist minister
•at the age of 15 ->Morehouse college
•enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania •graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity Degree in 1951
•Early he became an experienced speaker in political and theological issues
“I have a Dream“
•A speech to over 250,000 people
•On the 28th of August 1963
•In front of the Lincoln Monument
•He talked about the discrimination of the black people living in America
Citations
•“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true
meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal”
•Ich habe einen Traum, dass sich eines Tages diese Nation erheben wird und die wahre Bedeutung ihres Glaubensbekenntnisses ausleben wird: ‚Für uns soll als selbstverständlich gelten: Alle Menschen sind als gleich geschaffen.‘
•“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.”
•Ich habe einen Traum, dass eines Tages auf den roten Hügeln von Georgia die Söhne früherer Sklaven und die Söhne früherer Sklavenhalter miteinander am Tisch der Brüderlichkeit sitzen können.
•“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
•Ich habe einen Traum, dass meine vier kleinen Kinder eines Tages in einer Nation leben werden, in der man sie nicht nach ihrer Hautfarbe, sondern nach ihrem Charakter beurteilt.

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