Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream Speech” Martin Luther King, Jr: the name that will forever be known through out the generations. The man who changed history for the better. The man who led a march to demolish segregation, and changed thousands of African American lives. The man who gave a speech that was forever going to be remembered by thousands of people around the world. He was appreciated greatly that in honor for him and what he has done they created a holiday, which is known as Martin Luther King Day. Many people around the world celebrate it every year and will continue to celebrate it in his honor. On January 15, 1929; a baby named Martin Luther King Jr. was born. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the parents of Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta William King. He was the middle child of the three. Growing up, living in a world of segregation was difficult for him. He had to attend a different school than the whites, and eat different restaurants as them. There were numerous of things that King had to do that were separated from the whites. King attended a segregated public school and at the age of 15, he attended Morehouse College where he studied medicine and law then graduated in 1948. King soon enrolled in a program in Boston University where he met Coretta Scott. The young couple had wed and settled in Montgomery, Alabama where they had four children: Yolanda Denise King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King and Bernice Albertine King. In 1957,…

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