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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    Events and facts of significance from the life of Dr. King
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  • In what month was Dr. King born?
    January
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  • In what city and state was Martin born?
    Atlanta, Georgia
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  • What job did Martin's father have?
    minister of a church
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  • True or False Martin's mother taught him to read before he started school.
    True!
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  • Describe the event from Martin's childhood that shaped his life.
    The mother of his white friends told Martin he could no longer play with her children.
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  • Dr. King believed that all people can learn to ___________________.
    live in peace, respect each other, get along together.
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  • What was unusual about Martin's years in high school?
    He finished in two years when most students need four years.
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  • What did Martin study in college?
    Religion or Divinity (the study of how people worship).
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  • As a boy, what did Martin want to be when he grew up?
    A minister of a church like his father.
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  • When Martin came home upset one day, what did his mother tell him?
    You are just as good as anyone. What's in your heart, not the color of your skin, is what really matters.
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  • Segregation means
    Rules and laws that kept people of different races apart from each other.
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  • Integration means
    Bringing together people of different races.
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  • Name the woman whose actions helped to change bus laws in Birmingham, Alabama.
    Rosa Parks
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  • What did Mrs. Parks refuse to do on the bus?
    Surrender her seat to another passenger.
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  • How did Dr. King help the African American bus riders in Birmingham, Alabama?
    He organized a boycott so that no one would ride the city buses.
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  • True or False Rosa Parks was arrested and taken to jail.
    True!
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  • True or False Dr. King was arrested and taken to jail.
    True!
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  • True or False Many people disagreed with Dr. King's ideas and tried to stop him.
    True!
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  • When Martin was growing up, black and white people could not use the same _____________________.
    What's your answer?
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  • When Martin was growing up, black and white people could not go to the same _____________________.
    What's your answer?
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  • True or False Martin was killed when he tried to help sanitation workers demand better working conditions.
    True!
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