[2015] gisselle villalobos: Martin Luther King Jr.

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[2015] gisselle villalobos: Martin Luther King Jr.

Early Years

Martin Luther King Jr.'s first book, Stide Towards Freedom, was publishged. the U.S congress passed the first civil rights Act since reconstuction. Dr.King lead a march that turned violent, on March 28.This was the first time one of his events had turned violent. He delivered the " I've Been To The Mountain Top," speech. He countinued fighting until he died at sunset on April 4, 1968, in a fatally shot while standing on the balcony of the lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. There were riots and disturbance in130 American cities. There were twenty thousand Arrests. His funeralon April 9 was an international event.


Later Years

Martin Luther King Jr. I Had A Dream Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. In his early years he lived in Atlanta and sang with his church choir at the 1939 Atlanta premire of "Movie Gone with the Wind ." Martin Luther King Jr. attended Brooker T. Washington Highschool , he skiped the ninth and twelth grades. He entered Morehouse college at age fifteen, without actually graduating from highschool. In 1948, 19 years old, he graduated with a bachelor of divinity degree in 1951 at 22 years old. He recieved his doctor of philosophy on June 15, 1955, at Boston University.He married Coretta Scott, on June 18, 1953 on the lawn of her parents' house in her hometown of Heiberger, Alabama. Martin and Coretta had four children; Yolanda King, Martin Luther King 111, Dextar Scott King ,and Bernic King.Martin Luther King Jr. became pastor of the Dextar Avence Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama when he was twenty-five years old in 1954.

Martin Luther King Jr.

In 1955, Martin joined the bus boycott after Rosa Parks was arrested on December 1st. On December 5th, he ws electedmpresident of Montgomery Improvement Association, making him the official speaer of the boycotts. On November 13, the supream court ruled that bus segragation was illegal, meaning the boycott won. Martin Luther King Jr. didn't just do that he did much more like for a Southern Christian Leadership Conference to fight segragation and acheive civil rights, Martin spoke to a crowd of 15,000 in Washington, D.C. He said the famous "I Have A Dream" speech known by many people around the world. His actions changed the world and many peoples lives by helping to stop segragation.

interesting facts

*Martin Luther King Jr. real name was Michael.*Stared college early without actually graduating from highschool, at age fifteen


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