Dr. Martin Luther King

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The United States has had countless influential leaders. Most of our praised leaders have risen in times of depression, and in eras when we lacked the ability to come together for ourselves. Dr. Martin Luther King was and will forever be remembered as one of the greatest leaders in American history for his public speaking skills that united millions during the civil rights movement. Born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia, Dr. King was raised in a family of prominent pastors. He later followed in his families’ footsteps and became the third member to become a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He followed his Father and grandfather by attending Morehouse College, which is a historically black university. He later attended Boston College where he received his doctorate degree and met his wife Coretta Scott who was his partner in his civil rights campaign. He was an executive committee member on the NAACP board, and led a 382-day boycott of the Montgomery Alabama bus system. In his lifetime he gave over 2,500 speeches and wrote 5 books about the issues in regard to civil rights. He is most famous for his “I have a dream speech” at the Lincoln memorial in which spotlighted his dreams for blacks and all Americans to receive equal rights. He went on to receive honors such as the Nobel Piece Prize, and man of the year awards. In 1968 he was in Memphis Tennessee for a civil march where he was assassinated outside the Lorraine Motel at just age 39. Dr. King was

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