Martin Luther King Jr.

Nick T. and Gavin K.

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Martin Luther king is well known for his “I Have A Dream” speech. His real name is actually Michael King Jr. He was the son to a pastor know as Martin Luther King Sr. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He went to study law and medicine. Dr. King had four children: Yolanda Denise King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King, and Bernice Albertine King. Martin Luther King, Jr. also participated in the bus boycott in 1955.

Martin Luther King has achieved Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 because of his civil rights leadership. Both of his parents went to college. At the age 15, King enrolled in Morehouse College in Atlanta. Before beginning College, King spent the summer on a tobacco farm in Connecticut. He was surprised how the races mixed in the North, because where he live there was segregation and a note to his parents said that he never thought that people of my race could eat anywhere. Later in life, Martin Luther King was assassinated by James Earl Ray in 1968

Martin Luther King Jr. had an important role in civil rights. He was part of the bus boycott in 1955. Sadly, in 1968, he was assassinated. He learned that in the North, there was no segregation. In 1964, he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Many people are happy about what he did for our country.





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