Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr., was a very strong person, constantly fighting for what he believed in, which was equality for African Americans. He was not scared to stand up and tell the world what he wanted for society. He was fearless and did everything in his power to prove a point. Martin Luther King, Jr., was the strongest individual of his time, for he fought until death, which proves how much he was willing to risk his life to make the world an equal place. Growing up, he had a very interesting early life. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929 (History.com Staff). He was baptized in May of 1936 (Biography.com Editors). He grew up with his brother and his sister, and was raised by his mom, Alberta, and…show more content…
He finished high school as the student body president and valedictorian of his class (Biography.com Editors). He later went to college at Morehouse, an all-male, black college, where he studied law and medicine and got his Ph.D. when he was only twenty-five years old (Biography.com Editors). Being smart and going to college helped him become a minister and preach about his beliefs. Preaching helped him speak to people who wanted to know what he wanted. Martin Luther Kings Jr. found people who wanted to listen to him and explained his dreams. His careers really took off after that. He had a lot more followers and spoke more often. His most famous speech is “I Have a Dream...” (History.com Staff). On August 28, 1963, over 250,000 came to listen to him speak this famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial (Yan). In this speech he talked about everything he wanted for society. In the speech he claims, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” (Yan). He also stated that African Americans should not be content with the way they were being treated and that they did not deserve the awful things they were receiving (Yan). This Nobel Peace Prize winning speech was not a literal dream; it was simply an expectation or belief (History.com Staff). Martin Luther King, Jr.,

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