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Martin Luther King Jr. was born on the 15th January 1929 in Georgia Alabama.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was born on the 15th January 1929 in Georgia Alabama. In September 1935 he started school at the local, all-black Yonge street elementary school. He then stays in education until 1955 when he receives Doctorates in philosophy aged 26. By now he is already married to Corretta Scott. Within this same year he joins the bus boycott after Rosa Parks is arrested after refusing to give up her seat on a bus. This shows how from a young age Martin Luther King shows a keen awareness of morals and what is right and wrong. Just under a year later the Supreme Court rules bus segregation illegal. ...read more.

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But MKL continues to preach and speak publicly even after his potentially fatal attack. In 1959 MLK returns to Dexter Avenue Baptist Church to concentrate on civil rights full time. One year on, in 1960, MLK goes to extreme lengths to be heard when he is arrested at a sit-in in a restaurant whilst waiting to be served and is sentenced to four months in jail. In November 1961, the Interstate Commerce Commission banned segregation in interstate travel due to work of MLK and the Freedom Riders. Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) began the first Freedom Ride through the South, in a Greyhound bus, after the U.S. ...read more.

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By now, MLK is a national hero but continues to lead a life of struggle for freedom and equal rights until his death in 1968 when one of his protests turns violent for the first time ever and King is brutally shot whilst standing on a balcony. I feel that MLK was a good Christian because he stood out for what he believed in throughout his life and although didn't keep to bible as a guide, his intentions were always good and he did his best to ensure the future for blacks across the world. If martin Luther King had never spoken out about such issues then segregation and racism could still be as bad now as it was in the early nineties. ...read more.

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