The Importance Of Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Importance Of Martin Luther King Jr. There are many black figures in history that are important to the history to me and one of them is martin Luther king jr. martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life trying to better the lives of African American people. He is one of the greatest American civil rights leaders of the 1960s and is still known for that today. Martin Luther king jr. had a history like many other people and so here is his history. He was born in 1929 in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. His father was minister at the Ebenezer Baptist in Atlanta. When he was a teenager, lets say at the age 15, he was enrolled or graduated at Moore House College. He also graduated from there in the year 1948, and, like his father soon became a minister. In the year 1953 while he doing graduate work at a Boston graduate school, Martin Luther King Jr. married Corretta Scott. They raised four children together and their marriage also lasted until he died. In 1955 he finally did all his work and got his PHD. Martin Luther king was important to me, and still is, because he is a hard workingman. King was a well-known civil rights activist who tried and succeeded at getting rid of discrimination. He also set forth to stop the unfair segregation laws of the south. Bombs were thrown inside his Georgia home twice in 1956 because white people were angry at him because of his uprising. Luckily, none of them exploded. In ’56 King was arrested on charges of controlling operational buses illegally without a cause. After all he went through, I would have to respect him greatly for what he did because this didn’t stop him from reaching his goal. In the year 1958, he published a book called “Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story” which told many of such goals he was striving or reaching for. Later in 1960, King moved to Atlanta and became a co-pastor and soon led a march
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