Martin a baptist helped him talk to hundreds

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life is the most influential and inspiring social activists of them all.

Martin Luther King Jr’s life experience of speaking for others as a baptist helped him talk to hundreds of thousands of people for equal rights.Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta Georgia, the second child of Martin Luther King Sr., a pastor, and Alberta Williams King, a former schoolteacher. At a very young age, Dr.

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King had experienced racism in many forms and was not able to stay friends with this white boy that he met.Dr.King attended segregated public schools and at the age of 15 was admitted to Morehouse college and studied Medicine and Law, then he enrolled in a graduate program at Boston University, completing his coursework in 1953 and earning a doctorate in systematic theology two years later.After college, Dr. King started a family with his wife Coretta Scott King which he met in college. Coretta Scott and Dr.King had four children soon after College.Dr.

King’s first significant contribution to the civil rights movement was in 1955. During this time a woman by the name of Rosa Parks would not give up her seat. When Dr.King found out about this, he decided to make a stand and soon later his house got bombed and was unanimously arrested. Three days later, Dr.

King was bailed out of prison by a white baptist known as Billy Graham.In 1963, Dr.King led a coalition of civil rights groups in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr.King was arrested once again and in jail, he wrote his famous letter to Birmingham Jail about unjust laws and how these unjust laws need to be fixed.

Also, in his letter, he stated: “But they have acted in the faith that right defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”{Letter To Birmingham}In Washington D.C.

, Dr. King gave his famous “I have a dream speech” which over 200,000 people witness and support.Soon after, Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize for the sacrifices he has made for justice and equality.

Dr. King’s life was ended on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray, a fugitive of the Missouri State Penitentiary. Soon after his death, Richard Nixon passed the law to end segregation for good and all can be equal in the law.Dr.King once said ‘A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live”{Biography of Dr.King} Martin Luther King Jr is a huge inspiration to many people around the globe because of what one man changed with non-violence acts and peaceful protests.


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