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Martin Luther King was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement who is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights and his “I have a dream” speech. For more information on this influential historical figure, see the fact file below or download the comprehensive 15 page study pack which includes a number of worksheets suitable for the classroom or home environment.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Date of Birth
January 15, 1929
Date of Death
King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Place of Birth
Rev. Martin Luther Kings, Sr. and Alberta Williams King.
Yolanda, Martin Luther III, Dexter and Bernice Albertine.
King attended Booker T. Washington High School. He skipped ninth and twelfth grade,
and enter Morehouse College at age 15 without formally graduating from high school.
In 1948, her graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and enrolled in
Crozer Theological Seminary. He grated with a Bachelor of divinity degree in 1951.
Reason for Fame
King was also an activist and prominent leader in the
African-American civil rights movement.
King won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and in 1965 King was awarded the
American Liberties Medallion by the American Jewish Committee.
He was awarded at least fifty honorary degrees from colleges and universities
in the U.S. and elsewhere. In 1971, King was posthumousluy awarded the
Grammay Award for Best Spoken World Album for his
“Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam”. Six years later,
the Presidential Medal of Freedom was award to King by Jimmy Carer.
King and his wife were also awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.
Martin Luther King Jr Worksheets
This bundle includes 15 ready-to-use Martin Luther King Jr worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about Martin Luther King who was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement who is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights and his “I have a dream” speech.
This download includes the following worksheets:
- Martin Luther King Jr. Facts
- I have a Dream
- King’s Public Life
- Luther’s Legacy
- Words Scramble
- True or False
- Luther’s Crossword
- Inspired by Ghandi
- Editorial Cartoon
- I Have a Dream
- Luther Acrostic
Use With Any Curriculum
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