Martin Luther King grew up with a friend who was white in skin colour until they were separated because of segregation. Schools that were separated by race took his friend away and this was one of his first experiences of racism. Martin Luther King was definitely upset about this and a day came where he was furious. But he learnt from reading about Gandhi that “Reacting to hatred with hatred only adds to the bitterness of the world. Only when the chain of hatred is cut, can brotherhood begin.” Although Martin Luther King was not the leader at the time, he did contain a few qualities of one. He always thought about his actions and words before acting straight upon it. He was intelligent, careful, determined. From an early age, he was great at public speaking and was also a preacher at a church. At 15 he was told by his teacher Dr Benjamin “Find your strongest talent and perform it better than anyone else.” His dream is to see everyone together where white and black are both hands in hand and before he acted he tried to gain the most knowledge on everything that revolves around his goal such as religion. This shows that he was also visionary, hardworking, patient, and confident.