Martin Luther King Jr and JFK

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Published on June 11, 2012

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Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy: Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy Who They Were and Why They’re So Important Martin Luther King Jr.: Martin Luther King Jr. Biography of MLK: Biography of MLK Baptist minister, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement Youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize (At age 35) Practiced non-violent protests in opposition of segregation Devoted the latter years of his life to protesting the Vietnam War. Montgomery Bus Boycotts: Montgomery Bus Boycotts Began with Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a bus in Montgomery, AL Led to an all out refusal by African-Americans to take the buses around Montgomery and the surrounding area MLK and other leaders devised this plan, which efficiently broke down the Montgomery public bussing industry Other boycotts: Other boycotts Albany, NY Birmingham, AL St. Augustine, FL Selma, AL March On Washington: March On Washington MLK originally thought the march was a bad idea After changing his mind, he was made one of the prominent leaders of the movement It is estimated that over 300,000 people attended this event This march was against segregation, as well as a $2 minimum wage for African American workers MLK gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech Death Of Martin Luther King Jr.: Death Of Martin Luther King Jr. April 4 th ,1968 – MLK was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee Caused racial riots all throughout the nation (Washington D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, Kentucky, Louisville, Kansas City, etc.) James Earl Ray was convicted of the crime, although he denied murdering MLK Many conspiracies have emerged since John F. Kennedy: John F. Kennedy 1919-1963 Bio of JFK: Bio of JFK 35 th President of the United States Torpedo Boat Commander during WWII Elected President in 1960 Youngest president ever elected, at age 43 Notable Decisions: Notable Decisions In charge of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, which failed miserably Championed the Civil Rights Movement; was fond of MLK Was Commander and Chief during the Cuban Missile Crisis, which luckily ended Peacefully Sought to end communism in Latin America Created the Peace Corps Sought to end communism in Southeast Asia Notable decisions (Cont.): Notable decisions (Cont.) “ Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a citizen of Berlin) speech at the Berlin wall in 1963. Forced Israel to disclose nuclear capabilities Backed the Ramadan Movement against the “socialist” monarchy in Iraq, which eventually led to Saddam Hussein seizing power in the 70s Along with Khrushchev, negotiated a Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Oh Yeah, He “Knew” Her very well, Too: Oh Yeah, He “Knew” Her very well, Too Assassination of JFK: Assassination of JFK Assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas Lee Harvey Oswald, an employee of the Texas School Book Depository, was convicted of the crime Much like MLK, many conspiracies circulated around his death, especially considering his brother Robert being assassinated as well

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