Martin Luther King I Have A Dream Speech

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Martin Luther King, Jr. originally born as Michael King Jr, was born on January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia to his father Michael “Martin” Luther King Sr., a Baptist minister, and his mother Alberta Williams-King. Martin Luther King Jr., also became a Baptist minister and later a social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950’s until his death by assassination on April 4th, 1968. Dr. King died far too young at the age of thirty-nine. King was the main activist behind the end of legal segregation as the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which practiced non-violence in everything they did, including the March on Washington in 1963. He is most known for his I Have a Dream speech, and because of history changing events like these King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. King skipped his first and last year at Booker T. Washington High School and went to Morehouse College at the age of fifteen. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. King was inspired by Henry Thoreau’s essays on Civil Disobedience, leading him to become a Civil Rights activist who didn’t believe in using violence to get a point across. Later in 1955, King became Dr. King when he earned his PhD on theology from Boston University. During the time he studied at Boston University he met a young Coretta Scott, who was studying nearby at the New England Conservatory of Music. Later, Coretta Scott became Coretta Scott-King
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