Martin Luther King Jr

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Martin Luther King Jr. By: Michael Rua E208

MLK’s childhood :

MLK’s childhood Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15,1929 as Michael Luther King Jr. but he later on changed it to Martin. Martin was a christian and his grandfather was a pastor. His father became pastor after Martin’s grandfather died, Martin became co-pastor. Martin lived in Georgia. He graduated high school at the age of fifteen skipping 9 th and 12 th grade.

MLK College Life:

MLK College Life He received the B. A degree in 1948 from Morehouse College a Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. He later on after that enrolled in Boston University. On June 18,1953, Martin Luther King Jr. married Coretta Scott in Marlon, Alabama.  They ended up having two sons and two daughters.

More About MLK:

More About MLK In 1954 Martin became a pastor for a church of the Dexter Avenue Baptist church Montgomery, Alabama. In early December,1955 to accept the leadership of the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in the United States, the bus boycott described by Gunnar Jahn in his presentation speech in honor of the laureate. The boycott lasted 382 days. On December 21,1956 the Supreme Court of the United States had declared unconstitutional the law requiring segregation on buses, Negros and whites rode equally.

More Details:

More Details During these days of boycott Martin was arrested, his home was bombed, he was subjected to personal abuse, but at the same time he became the number one Negro first rank leader. In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, Martin traveled over six-million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, speaking whenever there was injustice, protest, and action. Mean while he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. In these days he held massive protests in Birmingham, Alabama that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a coalition of conscience. And inspiring his “Letter to Birmingham Jail”, manifesto of the Negro revolution. He directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C , of 250,000 people whom he delivered his address “I Have A Dream Speech”

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He conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was arrested about twenty times and assaulted about four times. He was awarded five honorary degrees and was named Man of the Year by Times Magazine in 1963. He was only look as an hero to the American Blacks but also to the world. At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest man ever to received the noble prize. What he did was turn the money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.

How It All Ended :

How It All Ended On the evening of April 4,1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel in Memphis, TN, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.

Who did it ? :

Who did it ? The man that killed Martin Luther King Jr. was named James Earl Ray. He was caught little after two months at a London Airport. He wasn’t the only one who plot to kill Dr. King but a man named Loyd Jowers was an accomplice to killing Dr. King. James Earl Ray was sentenced 99 years in prison. James died at the age of 70 on April 23, 1998. Loyd Jowers didn’t get anything because what he said couldn’t be proved but he did at the age of 73 from a heart attack on May 20, 2000.

In Remembrance of MLK :

In Remembrance of MLK IF it wasn’t for Martin Luther King Junior, life wouldn’t be like it is now. I wouldn’t be able to be with my friends of a different color. We would simply be segregated and never know what everybody has to offer, not just the white people. And for that I thank him. He is a great Man and a person I could never forget for changing the way I live

Famous Quotes of MLK:

Famous Quotes of MLK We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. -- Speech in St. Louis, Missouri, March 22, 1964 Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -- "Letter from Birmingham Jail," 16 April 1963 I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. -- "I Have a Dream" speech, August 28, 1963 I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. -- Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, December 10, 1964

Works Cited :

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