Harry Belafonte sobbing at MLK Jr.'s funeral. When we think about MLK's death, we think of the legendary Civil Rights activist. I think most of us fail to consider that MLK was a son, a husband, a father; and as this picture reveal, a friend.
April 12, 1968, issue of Life magazine "Week of shock," blared the cover line over a photograph of MLK who had just been killed. Inside: Articles on MLK's death, LBJ's March 31 speech announcing he was not running for president, Democratic challengers Robert Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy and a piece on the Doors, "the kings of acid rock." ads for Zenith televisions, Firestone tires, Ritz crackers, Hunt's ketchup, the Big Three automakers and "the friendly world of Hilton,"
The Ohio Alumnus, June-July 1968. ""Society seems to strike down everyone who articulates justice and tolerance and truth." Jim Steele uttered those words three days before the death of Dr. Martin Luther King. Now Steele is even more convinced of their truth." Jim Steele was a member of the Black Student Action Coordinating Coommittee and an advocate for the Black Power movement. :: Ohio University Archives
MLK Assassination Death Anniversary: Museum to Honor Civil Rights Leader |U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August, 1963, on The Mall in Washington, D.C., during the 'March on Washington' where King delivered his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. (AFP/Getty Images)
If you are teaching about Martin Luther King in your classroom, this is a great PRESENTATION to use!Table of Contents:Page 1: CoverPage 2: Table of ContentsPage 3: YouTube VideosPages 4-7: His Early LifePages 8-10: His FamilyPages 11-17: Speeches & ProtestsPage 18: Nobel Peace PrizePages 19-32: MLK PhotosPages 33-34: His Death & HolidayPages 35-42: MLK QuizPages 43-45: Credits