Martin Luther King Jr.

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Introduction: Martin Luther King, Jr. became the main leader in the Civil Rights Movement to end racial segregation and discrimination in America during the 1950s and 1960s and a leading spokesperson for nonviolent methods of achieving social change. His persuasiveness as a speaker and his personal charisma, combined with a deep-rooted determination to establish equality among all races despite personal risk won him a world-wide following. He was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and was selected by Time magazine as its Man of the Year. His “I Have a Dream” speech, which is now considered to be among the great speeches of American history, is often quoted. His thrive drive for civil rights, however, made him the target of conservative segregationists who believed firmly in the superiority of the white race and feared social change. He was arrested more than 20 times and his home was bombed. Ultimately, he was assassinated on April 4, 1968, on the balcony of a motel where he was staying in Memphis, Tennessee. A monument to Dr. King was revealed in the national capital in 2012. Early Life of Martin Luther King Jr.: In Atlanta, Georgia, on 5th January 1929 Michael King was born to The Reverend Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams Kings. His father was a Religious minister and an early figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. His mother worked in the church along with his father and played a significant role in the affairs of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. A 1934 trip to
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