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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

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Martin Luther King, Baptist minister, and activist was born in Atlanta, GA on January 15, 1929. He was a central advocate for African Americans in the United States during the Civil Rights Movement. He faced racism at an early age. It was that event that remained with him and ultimately made him an activist.

Martin Luther King's quotes on education have inspired many lives. It is therefore important to know that after graduating in theology with a doctorate, he became pastor in Alabama. There he started series of peaceful protests in the southern region. This eventually brought changes in various laws that deal with African Americans’ equality. Also, he gave many moving speechless in different parts of the country. In 1964, he was awarded by Nobel Peace Prize.

Due to the personal courage and exceptional oratorical skills of the king of Atlanta, he was first attracted national attention in the year 1955. Martin Luther King's contribution to the nation is simply unbeatable. Along with other civil rights activists, he was arrested after leading a boycott of Montgomery, Alabama that needed no-whites to surrender their seats to whites, and sit or stand at the back of the bus.

Some of the famous books of Martin Luther King are Why We Can't-Wait, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream, The Radical King, The Papers of Martin Luther King, and many more.

Martin Luther King's inspirational quote has greatly influenced people from different walks of life. In 1963 in Birmingham, he guided non-violent mass demonstrations that the white police force opposed with fire hoses, and police dogs, creating an argument that produced newspaper headlines across the world. Subsequent mass protests in many communities culminated in a march that attracted more than 250000 activists to Washington, where King delivered his famous speech in which he intended a world where individuals were no longer separated by race.

Martin Luther King's motivational quotes have inspired many lives to such an extent that Congress endorsed the Civil Rights Act in 1964. It was in this year only when he was also honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. Subsequently, he was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

On April 4th, 1968, King was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee. Although the life of this personality ended his work changed the nation.



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