Martin Luther King Speeches

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Martin Luther King is said to be one of the greatest civil rights activists in the history United States. Mr. King was a hero for thousands of black people, as he took a stand for the greater good. He saw a future for his people so they could go on in life without having to drink from a seperate water fountain or use seperate restrooms. He started out as a pastor, later becoming one of the leading civil rights activists, taking a stand against segregation and inequality.

Martin Luther King was born January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a time when the black people were being treated unfairly just because of their skin color, having dealt with prejudism at the young age of 6 the first time. He was a very smart kid and worked hard to graduate high schoool at the age of 15, then he attended and an all black college. Martin then attended Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania to study religion and onto Boston University's School of Theology, graduating at the top of his class. He wanted to become a Pastor like both his father and grand father were. It was at college in January of 1952, that he met his future wife Corretta Scott, they later married on June 18, 1953. The couple had 4 children, Yolanda, Martin Luther King III, Dexter, and Bernice. Martin could have taken a job in the northern states where blacks were treated better, but he went to Montgomery, AL in the south where the issues of segregation were bad. Alberta and Martin Sr were his parents,

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