Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta Georgia on January 15, 1929. He was a Baptist minister and a leader of a civil right movement in America from the Mid-1950?s until he was assassinated in 1968. He was a non-aggressive person while trying to follow through with his acts to achieve civil rights reformation and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his tremendous efforts in his life.
He married the former, Coretta Scott, younger daughter of Obadiah and Bernice McMurray Scott of Marion, Alabama on June 18, 1953. The marriage took place at the Scott?s home in Alabama.
His grandfather was a Baptist preacher. His father was a pastor of Atlanta?s Ebenezer Baptist Church. He earned his own bachelor degree of Divinity and in 1951 he earned his Doctor of Philosophy from Boston University in 1955.
In 1959 King went on a trip to India and met with followers Gandhi. In these discussions he became to realize that nonviolent way of approaching things, such as a struggle for freedom, was the way to go in life.
After being a pastor of Alabama, Martin led a Black bus boycott. He and ninety others
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