5 PEOPLE, FACTS & THINGS

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1: •Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois Fraser Robinson III to and Marian Shields Robinson. •Michelle Obama graduated second highest in her high school graduating class in 1981. She then attended Princeton University with honors receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1985.

2: •After college, Michelle Obama went to Harvard Law School receiving her Juris Doctor degree. •Following Harvard, Michelle went to Work in a law office, where she met Obama Barack. •Barack and Michelle Obama got married in October of 1992. •The couples now have two children Sasha and Malia

3: •Nelson Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and also the leader of the African National Congress. | •Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18th, 1918 in Transkei, South Africa.

4: •Nelson Mandela was released from prison on February 11, 1990, and his first helped lead the transition towards multi-racial democracy in South Africa. | •Nelson Mandela was convicted of his apartheid actions by the courts and served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island.

5: •Mandela became the oldest elected President of South Africa when he took office at the age of 77 in 1994. He decided not to stand for a second term as President, and instead retired in 1999.

6: •Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta on 15 January 1929. •Martin .Luther King attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, and then went to study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and Boston University. •At the age of 24, Martin Luther King Jr. married Coretta Scott. •After getting married King became a priest at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

7: •Martin Luther King Jr. formed promoted the Montgomery Boycott to give African Americans equally on buses, after seeing the positive impact of this Martin Luther King Jr. became a civil rights leader. •On April 4th 1968, King was assassinated. It was one day after he had delivered his final speech "I've Been to the Mountaintop".

8: I•Jean Donovan attended Mary Washington College in and then spent a year as an exchange student in Ireland trying to strengthen her Roman Catholic faith through missionary works in Peru. | •Jean Donovan was born on April 10, 1953 to Patricia and Raymond Donovan, in Westport, Connecticut.

9: •Donovan traveled to El Salvador in July 1977, where she worked as a lay missioner in La Libertad. | •While volunteering in the Jean Donovan Cleveland Diocese Youth Ministry with the poor, she joined the diocesan mission project in El Salvador.

10: •On December 2, 1980 Jean Donovan and three nuns were killed by 5 men in a white van.

11: Melba Pattillo Beals was born on December 7, 1941. In May of 1955, she along with 8 other African American children was chosen to go to Central High School (all white school) where she was treated badly Conditions were so bad that Pres. Eisenhower sent Airborne Division soldiers to protect them. Melba Beals hated the way she was treated and burned all her school books, because she refused too return to Central High

12: The school district closed down because of the racial tension and Melba and her foster family moved to Santa Rosa, California where she finished high school. She later on married a white man name John Beal’s and currently have three children.

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