Martin Luther King's Greater Significance

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states, ‘Faith is taking the step even when you don’t see the whole staircase’ (King). Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. His place of birth was Atlanta, Georgia. Faith was an important aspect of his life. His wife’s is Coretta Scott King. King organized the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He attended Booker T. Washington High School and graduated from Morehouse College and Boston University. His philosophy of nonviolent resistance led to his arrest on numerous occasions in in the 1950s and 60s. In 1963, he became the first African American to be named the Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. At the age of thirty five, he became the youngest man to have been honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. He donated the prize money of $54,123 to benefit the civil rights movement. Between 1957 and 1968, he traveled more than six million miles and spoke at more 2,500 events. King is the only non-president with a memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Michael King Jr. and his father stated that it was a mistake. Dr.King was incredibly smart as a young child, he skipped ninth and eleventh grade before making his way to Morehouse College at the age of fifteen. There are nine hundred streets named after King spanning over forty states in the United States. King was arrested thirty times trying to the civil rights of his peers. Dr. King was virtually unknown when he was named as a spokesman for the…
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