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Reformation

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Martin Luthor King Jr was born on january 15, 1925,in Atlanta,Georgia. He was the son of the reverend Martin Luther King Sr and Alberta Williams King.
Martin Luther attended segregated pubblic schools in Georgia , graduating from high school at the age of 15.
At the age of 25 he became pastor of the Baptist Church in Montgomery,Alabama.
He married Katie Scott and had two sons and two daughters into the family.
king was assassinated on april 4 ,1968,in Memphis,Tennesse. He was shot at 6.01 p.m, while he was standing on the "Loraine Motel" balcony.
A crowd of 30.000 attended his funeral. Now the police still don't know who killed him.
Marthin Luthor King Jr day was established as a national holiday in the United States in 1986.

Civil Rights Activism:
King first achieved national renown when he helped mobilise the black boycott of the Montgomery bus system in 1955. This was organized after Rosa Parks, a black woman, refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man - in the segregated south, black people could only sit at the back of the bus.
His efforts led to the 1963 March in   Washington, where King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech. Here he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Price for his efforts to end segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience   and other non-violent means.
Inspired by   Mahatma Gandhi's success with non-violent activism, King visited the Gandhi family in India in 1959.
Martin Luther King was awarded 20 honorary degrees from various colleges and universities in the United States and several foreign countries .            

"I have a dream: that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal "

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