Martin Luther King Jr - Changing the World

Martin Luther King Jr - Changing the World

Martine Luther King Jr, made so many different changes for the black people. It was a world’s changing difference in black people’s world. He was a very strong, intelligent man.

Martin Luther King Jr was born, January 15, 1929 and assassinated in April 4, 1968. He attended public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen. He received the B.A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College. A distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta form which both his father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of the study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a predominantly white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. In Boston he met and married Coretta Scott, and had two sons and two daughters.

In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning Civil rights movement. Between 1957 and 1968, he traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action. In these years, he led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world. He directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered this address, “I have a dream”, he conferred with President John F, Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson; he was arrested twenty times and assaulted at least four times. He was awarded five honorary degrees: he was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963, and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure.

On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, he was assassinated. Martin Luther King Jr., will always be a remember man and never will be forgotten in life’s history for all he has done.

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