Martin Luther King Jr.: The Man With A Dream

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The Man With a Dream “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.” (King) Martin Luther King Jr., an extraordinary man, had a dream that we could all get along together like brothers and sisters(family or close friends),to be happy with one another, and to be kind to one another. The African-Americans were treated horribly by most of the non-colored,or white, people. The African-Americans were not able to do the same thing as white people did. “Faith is taking a step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”(King).…show more content…
changed the path that history was taking. He was born on January 15, 1929 to Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King, in Atlanta Georgia (www.bio.com). King Sr.’s legal name was Michael Luther King Sr., but changed it in honor of the German Protestant, as was his son’s. Martin Luther King attended Booker T. Washington High School and graduated at the age of fifteen. He graduated in 1948 from Morehouse with a B.A.( Bachelor of Arts) in sociology and then enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania then graduated in 1951 with a B.Div.(Bachelor of Divinity). He met Coretta Scott who was an “aspiring singer and musician” (http://www.biography.com/) In 1953 King married Coretta Scott in her hometown Heiberger, Alabama. They had four children, Yolanda King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King, and Bernice King. King became a pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama.King finished his Ph..D( Doctor of Philosophy) and achieved his degree in 1955. He gave his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech because he wanted to do God’s will and wanted to have others do the…show more content…
King maintained a policy of not publicly being a political party or candidate. He stated “I feel someone must remain in the position of non-alignment, so that he can look objectively at both and be the conscience of both…” (King). In 1955, he was to serve as a spokesman for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a campaign by the African- American population which was to force the city’s bus lines. The Boycott took 382 days of walking miles to each individual walking to their own destination They were to not listen; but to act upon. 50,000 plus African-Americans and others were present in Montgomery. In 1963, King was one of the forces behind “The March on Washington”. One-quarter million people gathered to support the Civil Rights Movement. He was later named the “Man of the Year” for Time Magazine.
Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4th 1968. He was hit by a sniper’s bullet by James Earl Ray, on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel room that he was staying in. Four years earlier, he received the Nobel Peace Prize the youngest to ever receive one, at the age of thirty-five. Coretta, King’s wife, founded the “Martin Luther King Jr.Center for Nonviolent Social Change as living memorial to continue Dr. King’s work on important social ills around the
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