Martin Luther King: Civil Rights Patriot



Nearly three centuries ago, African slaves were brought to the New World and put
into slavery. They were treated more cruelly in the United States than in any
other country that had ever practiced slavery, and ever since its prohibition,
African-Americans have fought oppression. Martin Luther King Jr., would aid
immensely in this fight. He was born in Atlanta Georgia in 1929. His father,
Martin Luther King Sr. Was a Baptist minister and also preached for civil rights.
By the time he was 17 he had decided to follow his fathers footsteps, so he
himself was ordained as a minister. After his graduation from the Crozer
Theological Seminary, when he began postgraduate work at Boston ...

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The boycott ended later that year when the Supreme
Court outlawed segregation in public transportation. This was his first victory
and alone made Dr. King a highly respected leader. When he went to India in 1959,
he studied Gandhi's principle of "Satyagraha" or nonviolent persuasion, which he
planned to use for his social protests. In the following year he decided to move
back to Atlanta to become copastor with his father. In 1963 he was back in
Birmingham, Alabama, where he led a massive civil rights campaign, organizing
drives for black voter registration, desegregation, and better education
throughout the South. During that time he led the unforgettable March on
Washington where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to millions of
viewers across the nation. The next year he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
He went on to launching his first major northern campaign in Chicago. Black
Baptists were there opposing him, and a mob of club carrying Ku Klux Klan
members and ...

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