Martin Luther King Jr.: The Man Who Freeed The African Americans

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The Man who freed the African Americans “The time is always right to do something right.” This quote was said by a man named Martin Luther King Jr. a man who helped African Americans from their social injustices in the United States of America. His life was interesting from his early year, to his influential years, and to his death. During King’s early years he was a gifted student who wasn’t sure if he wanted to follow his father’s footsteps of becoming a pastor. He was born on January 15, 1929 he was the child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King (“Martin Luther King Jr.”). He was a gifted student that skipped ninth and the eleventh grade. Then, he decided to, with the help of the Morehouse College’s President Benjamin E. Mays, follow his father’s footsteps and try to use christianity to encourage social change (“Martin Luther King Jr.”). After he graduated from Morehouse College he was…show more content…
Then, on April 4, 1968, he was fatally shot on a balcony in Memphis; which he was their support a sanitation workers’ strike (“History.com Staff”). After his death riots happened in major cities across the U.S. (“History.com Staff”). Lastly, President Ronald Reagan sign a bill that makes King’s birthday a National holiday in 1983 because of campaigning activists (“History.com Staff”). King’s death was a major event across the country, and Martin Luther King Jr. day will always be celebrated for what King did. Martin Luther King Jr. was very kind and smart person from his early years through his influential years and to his final years and death. It started at his early years when his life took a religious turn. Then, to his influential years when he lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott and organized the March on Washington. Lastly, when he was sadly shot on a motel balcony in Memphis. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy will live on long after his
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