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MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR
Was born on Jenuary 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia
He really enjoyed music and singing and he was a member of the choir of his church
Martin's mother taught him to read at a very early age
He went to Booker T. Washington High School. He excelled at public speaking and was part of the school discussion group
Martin won first prize in a public speaking contest in Georgia
Black people were not seen as equal to white people and were treated differently.
For example, they had to sit in different seats in public places like the cinema.
THE EPISODE THAT MADE IT ALL BORN
He went home with his teacher on a bus. During the trip, the driver ordered him and his teacher to stand up to seat the white passengers.
Martin refused but his teacher told him he would be breaking the law if he didn't move.
Martin grew up amid racial discrimination and segregation.
Martin passed the entrance exam for Morehouse College at the age of just 15. In 1948, he graduated from there with a
B.A. Degree in Sociology.
As a student he became active in the civil rights movement and began to campaign for racial equality.
On 18th June, 1953 Martin married Coretta Scott, a fellow student.
Between 1957 and 1968, Martin made more than 2500 speeches about the injustices towards black people.
He wrote five books and many articles.
In 1958 he published his first book, 'Stride Toward Freedom.'
On 28th August, 1963 Martin Luther King led the 'March on Washington.'
At the Great March on Washington, Martin Luther King, civil rights
campaigner delivered his famous speech - 'I Have a Dream.'
It was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in the history of the United States and demanded civil and economic rights for African-Americans.
In Alabama, in 1963, he led the Birmingham Campaign for the right to vote, desegregation, labor rights and other basic civil rights.
In 1957, Martin became the President of Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC),
In 1954, at the age of 25, Martin became the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
He felt that the best way to do this was to become a Church minister. He decided to study Divinity at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.