The Life and Achievements of Martin Luther King Jr.

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His LifeMartin Luther King was a famous American Civil Rights activist, and arguably one of history’s most prominent figures. In his lifetime he struggled against racial segregation and police brutality, without any violence whatsoever. He would have no part in fighting, yet he was one of history’s most respected Civil Rights activists. This is the story of his life.

He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 5th 1929. Throughout his childhood he attended Booker T. Washington High School, from which he graduated from in 1944. Then, at the age of fifteen, he was admitted into Morehouse College, the first of three educational institutes that he would attend:1944 - Morehouse College, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree1951 – Crozer Theological Seminary, from which he received a Bachelor of Divinity degree1955 – Boston University, from which he received a Doctor of PhilosophyIn 1953, he married Coretta Scott and settled down in Boston.

From then on he took part in various Civil Rights movements, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington, amongst others. He made several famous and inspirational speeches, including I Have A Dream and I’ve Been To The Mountaintop. He was arrested and jailed countless times because of his work, but he never gave it up.

His Works And AchievementsThroughout his life, King battled discrimination with non-violent protest. He would spread his message through marches, speeches and standing up for his beliefs. He was first acquainted with racism and racial...