Elie Wiesel and MLK

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Elie Wiesel and MLK

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Elie Weisel was born on September 30, 1928. In 1944, he was fifteen when he and his family were deported to the concentration camp Auschwitz. He had to live in filthy conditions and was starved. In 1945, he was freed. Elie Wiesel took up journalism in France from 1948-1951. He wrote many books including Night, a memior which become trilogy with the books Dawn and Day.

Elie Wiesel and Martin Luther King Junior were both mistreated because they were labled as different and "not pure." They went through tough times, but at the end made it through their own ways. They lived to see a changed society. MLK was assinated before he could really enjoy his new community for himself, but Elie Wiesel is still living and experiencing the new and changed world.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. When he was 12, he attempted suicide because his grandmother died of heart attack the same time he was doing something he wasn't supposed to. The night Rosa Parks was arrested, December 1,1955, the NAACP leader met with civil rights leaders including MLK. They planned a bus boycott, and King was the leader. On August 28, 1963, King gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech. He was assinated on April 4, 1968.

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