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Martin Luther King Jr

By Kellen Williams
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Early life
2. Education
3. Family
4. Interesting facts
5. Mission
6. End of life
7. Legacy
8. My opinion
Dr Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the second of three children to Michael King and Alberta King. King had an older sister, Christine King Farris and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel "A.D." King. Alberta's( Dr Kings mom) father, Adam Daniel Williams was a minister in rural Georgia. he moved there in 1893. Shortly after marrying Alberta, King sr became assistant pastor at a church. Senior Williams passed away in 1931. King Sr took the role and after returning home in 1934 after going on a multinational trip, he changed his name to Martin Luther King and changed his sons Name to Martin Luther King Jr. In his childhood, him and his family would read the bible. In 1941, he skipped out of studying to watch a parade. He was informed that his grandmother had suffered a heart attack and died. He took it very hard and thought him skipping was the reason she died. He tried to commit suicide because of the incident but survived. His father told him not to blame himself for the death
EARLY LIFE
Dr Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the second of three children to Michael King and Alberta King. King had an older sister, Christine King Farris and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel "A.D." King. Alberta's( Dr Kings mom) father, Adam Daniel Williams was a minister in rural Georgia. he moved there in 1893. Shortly after marrying Alberta, King sr became assistant pastor at a church. Senior Williams passed away in 1931. King Sr took the role and after returning home in 1934 after going on a multinational trip, he changed his name to Martin Luther King and changed his sons Name to Martin Luther King Jr. In his childhood, him and his family would read the bible. In 1941, he skipped out of studying to watch a parade. He was informed that his grandmother had suffered a heart attack and died. He took it very hard and thought him skipping was the reason she died. He tried to commit suicide because of the incident but survived. His father told him not to blame himself for the death
and they moved to a house over looking downtown Atlanta
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EDUCATION
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Dr Martin Luther King Jr went to four schools. The schools he went to were Morehouse College(1944 - 1948), Crozer Theological Seminary (1948 - 1951), School of Theology(1951- 1955) and Booker T Washington High School. During King's junior year in high school, Morehouse College, an all male historically black college that his father and maternal grandfather had gone to,began accepting high school juniors who passed the school's entrance examination.As World War II was underway many black college students had been enlisted in the war, decreasing the numbers of students at Morehouse College. King got in. The summer before he was a freshman, he went on a train to Connecticut. It was his first trip outside the segregated south. King was also able to get into Crozer Theological Seminary.Kings father supported him. He also got into school of theology. He also went to many churches.
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King got married to Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953 on the lawn of her parents' house in her hometown of Heiberger, Alabama. They became the parents of four children: Yolanda King (1955–2007), Martin Luther King III (b. 1957), Dexter Scott King (b. 1961), and Bernice King (b. 1963). During their marriage, King limited Coretta's role in the civil rights movement, expecting her to be a housewife and mother.
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FAMILY
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King got married to Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953 on the lawn of her parents' house in her hometown of Heiberger, Alabama. They became the parents of four children: Yolanda King (1955–2007), Martin Luther King III (b. 1957), Dexter Scott King (b. 1961), and Bernice King (b. 1963). During their marriage, King limited Coretta's role in the civil rights movement, expecting her to be a housewife and mother.
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INTERESTING FACTS
. King's Birth Name Was Michael, Not Martin.
. King Entered College At the Age of 15. 
. King Received His Doctorate in Systematic Theology
. King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech Was Not His First At the Lincoln Memorial. ...
. King Was Imprisoned Nearly 30 Times.
. Martin Luther King Jr. was named after Protestant reformer Martin Luther
. King survived an assassination attempt a decade before his death
. King was born into a house of religion and activism.
. He was one of the best orators in modern history
. King led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott
. In 1956, Martin Luther King Jr house was bombed by an unidentified white terrorist.
MISSION
Dr Martin Luther King Jr. sought to raise the public consciousness of racism, to end racial discrimination and segregation in the United States. While his goal was racial equality, King plotted out a series of smaller objectives that involved local grassroots campaigns for equal rights for African Americans. His mission was to start a good fight for equality. He organized and led marches for blacks' right to vote, desegregation, labor rights, and other basic civil rights. On August 28, 1963, The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom became the pinnacle of Dr. King's national and international influence.
END OF LIFE
King was fatally shot by James Earl Ray at 6:01 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 1968, as he stood on the motel's second-floor balcony. The bullet entered through his right cheek, smashing his jaw, then traveled down his spinal cord before lodging in his shoulder. After emergency chest surgery, King died at St. Joseph's Hospital at 7:05 p.m.[262] According to biographer Taylor Branch, King's autopsy revealed that though only 39 years old, he "had the heart of a 60 year old", which Branch attributed to the stress of 13 years in the civil rights movement.[263] King was initially interred in South View Cemetery in South Atlanta, but in 1977 his remains were transferred to a tomb on the site of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park.[2
LEGACY
Dr Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for civil rights in the United States. King's leadership played a pivotal role in ending entrenched segregation for African Americans and to the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, considered a crowning achievement of the civil rights era.
MY OPINION
I like Dr Martin Luther King Jr because of what he did to stop the unfair treatment of black people. Things like segregation, he stopped it. He is the reason I get to hang out with different races of people. I thank him for that.
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