Martin Luther King Junior

An American clergyman, one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights movement and a prominent advocate of nonviolent resistance to racial oppression, Martin Luther King Jr. will forever be remembered for his service to people of all races and nationalities. He showed through his life and death that one person can make a difference in the lives of others. He did not just die for what he believed in, he lived for it. I believe that living a "Christian Lifestyle" means standing up for and honoring what you feel is right and just. Dr. King did just that
King was born in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 15, 1929, the eldest son of Martin Luther King, Sr. (1899-1984), a Baptist minister, ...

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They were married in June 1953, and the following year King accepted an appointment as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
That same year the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed all segregated public education, and in the wake of that decision the segregated South was soon challenged in every area of public service. In Montgomery, the African-American community was outraged when a woman on her way home from work, Rosa Lee Parks, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a municipal bus to a white man. King was chosen to organize a boycott (1955-56) to end racial segregation in public transportation. In the course of the 381-day action he was arrested and jailed, his home was bombed, and many threats were made against his life. The boycott ended with a mandate from the Supreme Court outlawing all segregated public transportation in the city. The Montgomery boycott was a clear victory for nonviolent protest, and King ...

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In 1963 he led a massive civil rights campaign in Birmingham, Ala., and organized drives for black voter registration, desegregation, and better education and housing throughout the South. At the same time King was heading this nonviolent protesting, radical militant groups such as the Black Panthers were staging violence in black communities throughout the nation. During these nonviolent campaigns he was arrested several times. King never did travel off of the road of righteousness; he stood by his beliefs and kept things clean. He led the historic March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. This speech outlined King’s sheer ...

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