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Martin Luther King Mlk's Actions And Words

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MLK MLK was born on january 15, 1929 and passed away on april 4 1968. At the age of five, Martin Luther King Jr. began school at Yonge Street Elementary School in Atlanta. This, however, was before the legal school entrance age of six; Martin was not allowed to continue his education until he turned six years old. Following his education at Yonge Street Elementary School, he attended David T. Howard Elementary School. He also attended the Atlanta University Laboratory School and Booker T. Washington High School. He scored so high on his college entrance exam at Booker High School that he did not formally finish high school, he went on to college in his junior year of high school. There was many factors contributing to mlk’s actions and words. Some of the people that influenced mlk were: Thomas Carlyle, rosa parks, James Russel Lowell, and Gandi was a big one as well. On august 6, 1946 The Atlanta Constitution publishes King’s letter to the editor stating that black people "are entitled to the basic rights and opportunities of American citizens." Febuary 25, 1948 King is ordained and appointed assistant pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. September 1, 1954 King begins…show more content…
King believed that nonviolent protest is the most effective weapon against a racist and unjust society. But it required rallying people to his cause. Mlk’s first protest in 1955 he helped organize the first major protest of the African-American civil rights movement (montgomery bus boycott). Nixon and some ministers decided to take advantage of the momentum, forming the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) to manage the boycott, and they elected Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.–new to Montgomery and just 26 years old—as the MIA’s president. On December 5, Rosa Parks was found guilty of violating segregation laws, given a suspended sentence and fined $10 plus $4 in court costs. Meanwhile, black participation in the boycott was much larger than the community had
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