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Martin Luther King Jr - An Inspiration

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Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He is the son of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. He had one sister, Christine King and one deceased brother Alfred Daniel Williams King. As a child King attended segregated public schools in which whites were separated from blacks. At the age of fifteen he had graduated from high school and in 1948 he received his B.A. degree from Morehouse College. He then was awarded the B.D. in 1951 after three years of religious study in Pennsylvania. King finally received his postgraduate degree at Boston University in 1953. King was married to Coretta Scott and had four children. ...read more.


Mahatma Gandhi had made a huge impact on Martin Luther King. The concept of non-violence was developed by Gandhi. King and Gandhi are both similar in sharing the idea that by not protesting, one was not doing the right thing. King would always repeat Gandhi's words, "Non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as cooperation with good". Upon all other methods, they both agreed that non-violence is the most effective and religious method. Both of them struggled against the fact of how to combine religion and politics without compromising either of them. Martin Luther King visited India to learn more on the work of Gandhi and also his concepts for his own fight. After his visit, King was more positive that non-violent resistance was the most effective weapon for fulfilling his dream of freedom. ...read more.


This was also the day when King stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech. There were 250 000 Americans in the march and more then 60 000 of them were white. This was the best demonstration of non-violence that Washington had ever seen. This march demonstrated to the rest of the country that the struggle for unison was not only for the South, but for the entire nation. In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. King said that he would use the prize money of $54, 123 for the improvement of the civil rights movement. On April 4, 1968, he was about to lead a protest march, but he was assassinated. ?? ?? ?? ?? Khan Salinder ...read more.

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