Biography Of King Research Paper

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The King of Kings The United States over a hundred years ago was a country separated into two, not divided by land, water, or nations. Our country was divided by color, yes by the color of a person skin decided where you could eat, sit, stand, use the bathroom, and go to school. Most colored folks were slaves who worked long hours and were treated unfairly. One man refused to live in segregation, which went by the name of Martin Luther King, Jr. With little to no education most blacks could not read, write, or count money; the little that they had. The southern states of America were against blacks and whites being in the same place, but blacks was forced to move out of their seats on the bus and had to walk-in the back door’s of restaurants.…show more content…
was, you have to know his background and the sittings that influence him. His mother and father Alberta Williams King (Mama King) and Michael King Sr.(Daddy King and Martin Luther King Sr.) were married on November 25, 1926(Carson 1). Daddy King was born in 1899, one out of ten children and worked in a field until the age of fourteen. King Sr. was forced to leave the fields of Stockbridge, Georgia because the field boss cheated his father out of money and he spoke up. So King’s Sr. mother feared that he was going to be punished or killed, she made him get on a bus to Atlanta, Georgia (Sitkoff 7). In Atlanta he began working at a tire plant and became a pastor at a local church in the black community. At the Church he imitated the gestures of his child hood pasture, because he had an education of a fifth grade level. At the age of twenty King, Sr. went back to school and worked at the Rail Road Yard for income. King, Sr. obtained his high school diploma and became the assistant pasture of Ebenezer Church in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1926, Thanksgiving Day, King, Sr. became married to the head pastures daughter Alberta Williams (Sitkoff…show more content…
Williams, pastor of Ebenezer Church. A.D’s daughter Alberta graduated from Spellman Collage in Atlanta. A.D Williams was happy to open his home and accepted King into his home and family as a son. In 1931 Williams died, leaving King to take over as the head pastor of the church (Hodgson 20). Making improvement to the church’s finances Martin became the highest paid black pastor of his time (Hodgson 21). The church had enough money to send King Sr. by boat to attend the World Baptist meeting in Germany. He stopped in Paris, Rome, Egypt, and to the Holy land. On his trip to Germany Michael King, Sr. decided to change his name to Martin Luther King and when he returned to Georgia he changed his son’s named to Martin Luther King Jr. (Hodgson 20). King Sr. became a strong black leader in Atlanta he was appointed president of the NACCP to help the social reform (Carson 5). His parents were two powerful people of to Atlanta and loved by the black
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