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Martin Luthur King

  • Date Submitted: 04/30/2014 05:52 AM
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Martin Luther King junior has changed lives for past and future generations. He has touched all races and nations of the world, in particular the African Americans, whose rights he helped expand, to many other minorities whose lives his victories touched, and to many whites who welcomed the changes his leadership brought
He is celebrated as a hero not only for the concrete legislation he enabled, but also for his articulation of dreams and hopes shared by many during an era of upheaval and change.

Background, Upbringing and historical content
King was born as Michael King in Atlanta, Georgia in The USA in January 1929, in the midst of the great depression.   When he was a young boy he, as with his older brother changed their names to Martin Luther King, to honour a German protestant leader. As it seems, King was a very faithful Christian. At just the raw age of 15, he left school due to his bright abilities and left to further his education into theology at Morehouse College. His sociological and theology degree was due to his upbringing. He went to a Christian school all his life, his father was a minister and so was his grandfather. King had always seen racism and come across it as a young boy. But his leadership qualities were not evident until after his PHD. As valedictorian he thrived.

As said above, he had always pursued the career of the Christian faith. Becoming a minister and firstly doing his theological degree by the age of 20 and then furthering his education doing a sociology degree. Lead to his bright future, furthering to his PHD. DR King. King moved to Jackson, and was the leader on the African American group to say no to Racism. This was sparked by the well known, Montgomery Bus Boycott. His great leadership, vision and personnel skills lead him to further on his campaign into well known speeches, talks, meeting and laws that were a step into the right direction.

Rise to international Prominence
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