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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Essay

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.                            

      Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15 1929 he was from Atlanta Georgia. His father was Martin Luther King Sr. and mother Alberta Williams King. Martin Luther King Jr. had an older sister named Willie Christine (September 11, 1927) and a younger brother named Albert Daniel (July 30 1930 – July 1 1969. King went to Morehouse collage at age 15 he had skipped his ninth and twelfth high school grades without formally graduating. In 1948, he graduated from Morehouse with a Bachelor of art’s degree in sociology, and enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester Pennsylvania. And later graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1951.
Now let me tell you about the Civil Rights.

      In 1953, at age 24, King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. On December 1 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up a seat to a white man. Later King’s house got bomb because of the argument, and then arrested during the campaign. King was instrumental in the founding of the southern Christian leadership conference in 1957, a group created to harness the moral authority and organizing power of black churches to conduct non-violent protests in the service of civil rights reform. King continued to dominate the organization. In 1959 he wrote Measure of a man, from which the piece What is Man. The FBI began to wiretapping King in 1961, fearing that communists were trying to infiltrate the Civil Rights Movement, but when no such evidence emerged, the bureau used the incidental details caught on tape over six years in attempts to force King out of the preeminent leadership position. King organized and led marches for blacks' right to vote, desegregation, labor rights and other basic civil rights. Most of these rights were successfully enacted into the UNITED STATES LAW with the passage of the civil rights act of 1964 and the voting rights act of 1965. King and the...

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