Martin Luther King was the hero of Americans. He is also known as Mahatma Gandhi of America. He was a Baptist minister and social activist and also involve civil right movements in the United States from 1950 until his death in 1968. He was born on 15 January 1929, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. His nickname is M.L.K. and birth name is Michael Luther King Jr.

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Career and history of family

His father name is Martin Luther King Sr. a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and his mother Alberta Christine is a school teacher. At 6 years old Martin began civil rights movement. He was an excellent public speaker and also inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. We all celebrate Martin Luther King day on 15, January every year.

In 1948 Martin done a degree from Morehouse College and attended the liberal Crozer theological seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. During last year president of the college, Mr. Benjamin. E who influenced Martin spiritual development. Dr. king was married 1953 in June and have four children that name Dexter Scott, Bernice, Yolanda, and Martin Luther King 3. In 1954 he was working as a pastor of Dexter avenue baptist church of Montgomery, Alabama. Moreover, he has done his Ph.D. in 1955. he was just only 25 years old

His Original name of Martin Luther King JR.’S was Michael Luther King JR.

Martin Luther Kind Had Previously used his dream rhetoric many times before his famous speech in other lesser-known speeches

Martin Luther King add the “I have a dream” line during his speech it was improvised

Some things that didn’t know about Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was jail in 29 times

Anne Frank, Martin Luther King, and Barbara Walters were all born in the same year

He wins his Grammy award for the best-spoken world album

In 1964, The FBI mailed martin Luther king a letter accusing him of extramarital affairs and suggesting he should commit suicide

Moreover, his last public speech foretold his death

Martin Luther King was the youngest person to ever win the Nobel peace prize

He skipped 9th and 11th grades and started attending Morehouse college at the age of 15

He was the name Michael at birth. It was changed to Martin after his father Michael king visited Germany and was inspired by Martin Luther King

Moreover, on 20th September 1958, a woman named Izola ware curry stabbled Martin Luther King in the chest. It took 3 hours to remove the blade

He did more than one speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Ten years earlier, he had to do a speech about voting rights before a crowd of about 20 thousand people

Powerful quotes written by Martin Luther King

“Our Lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

“There comes a time when one most takes a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty of the bad people but the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”

“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.”

“We adopt the means of nonviolence because our end is a community at peace with itself.”

“The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judge by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

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