_Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen, he also went to MorehouseCollege, Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and Boston University.
_In Boston he met and married Coretta Scott, Two sons and two daughters were born into the family.
_ In 1954, Martin LutherKing became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
_ In 1955 he was a member of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People. A women called Rosa, refusedto let her place to a white man so she went to jail. Martin and his non-violent friends started the boycotting.
_It last 382 days, during 382 days the black people didn’t take the bus. During thesedays of boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, he was subjected to personal abuse.
_After a while, the bus industry was losing too much money , so they accepted Martin’s request. Heemerged as a Negro leader of the first rank.
_ In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, yhe ideals for this organization he took from Christianity; its operationaltechniques from Gandhi
_ In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968 Martin travelled the world appearing wherever there was injustice.
_ He delivered his message “ I Have a Dream “ atWashington DC, he conferred with President Kennedy. He was awarded five honorary degrees; was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963; and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but alsoa world figure.
_ On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbageworkers of that city, he was assassinated.
_ Martin still affect our world today, the nomination of Barack Obama as President of USA have been seen by everyone as a victory for Martin.
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