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Martin Luther King

  • Date Submitted: 12/30/2014 03:45 PM
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 Martin Luther King Jr. lost his life trying to better the lives of African-American people. He was one of the greatest American Civil Rights leaders of the 1960s. He was born in 1929 in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. His father was a minister .At fifteen Martin Luther King Jr. went to Morehouse College. He graduated from there in 1948, and like father he wanted to become a minister.
        Martin Luther King Jr. married Corretta Scott in 1953. They had four kids.   By this time Martin Luther King Jr. was a well-known Civil Rights leader who was attempting to get rid of unfair segregation laws in the South.                   
        He made a famous speech that is known as the "I have a Dream" speech. That speech was an inspiration to millions of African-American people. It started when an older lady named Rosa Parks, who is now famous for not giving up her seat, was arrested. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very powerful speaker. He is the main reason for the equal rights between racial that we have today.
       In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was giving a speech in Memphis, Tennessee, called "I’ve been to the mountain top," in front of a huge crowd, when an escaped convict, named James Earl Ray shot him. The speech was for striking African-American garbage men. He died on April 4, 1968. Today, in January on his birthday, we have a the national holiday to celebrate his work called Martin Luther King Day .


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