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Martin Luther King Jr. (original name Michael Luther King, Jr.)

Martin luther King was born on 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, hismother a schoolteacher. Originally named Michael, he was later renamed Martin. He entered Morehouse College in 1944 and then went to Crozer Religious Seminary to undertake postgraduate study.
In1954, Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Always a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, King was, by this time, a member of theexecutive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind in the nation. He led in 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and in 1956, afterthe Supreme Court of the United States had declared unconstitutional the laws requiring segregation on buses, Blacks and whites rode the buses as equals. During these days of boycott, ML King wasarrested and injuried, his home was bombe... In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, he traveled over six millionmiles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. In these years, he led amassive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world; he directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, "l Have aDream", he conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure. In 1964, Kingbecame the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segragation and racial discrimination through civil desobedicence and other non violent means.
He was assassinated...
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