The Life And Times Of Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay

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     Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the eldest of Martin
Luther King, Sr., a Baptist minister, and Alberta Williams King. His Father served as a pastor of a large Atlanta church, Ebenezer Baptist, which had been founded by Martin
Luther King, Jr.'s maternal grandfather. King, Jr., was ordainded as a Baptist minister at age 18.
     King attended local segrated public school, where he excelled. He entered a nearby college, Morehouse College, at age 15 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1948. After graduating with honors from Crozer Theological Seminary in
Pennsylvania in 1951, he went to Boston University where he earned a doctoral
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On December 1, city busses were integrated showing that the boycott had been sucsessful. The civil rigths movement took a big step forward during the Greensboro sit-ins. Each day of the sit-ins the number of participants increased. The pressure they put on Woolworths, their original target, caused profits to be decreased by 50% in 1950. Eventually on July 25, the first black person was allowed to eat at the lunch counter. These sit-ins also caused the formation of crucial organizations. Student Non-violent Coodinating Commitee (SNCC) was founded by the students involved in the sit-ins. SNCC drafted a code to be used by the entire non-violent movement. Some of the points in the code included don't strike back, don't laugh out, don't hold converstaions with floor walkers, and remember love and non-violence Though
King was not directly involved in the sit-ins, he was the moral leader and inspiration for the whole movement. Knowing King's strong belief in equality and intergration, when
Philip Randolph planned The March on Washington he asked King to organize and speak at the event. The purpose of the demonstration was to demand strong federal protection of black rights and to inspire the people. Other unsucsessful demonstrations had been planned in the past but failed due to the use of militant, more violent means of protest.
Many government officials were strongly against The March on

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