Martin Luther King Jr Essay P.1

Martin Luther King, Jr., was a great man who worked for racial equality and civil rights in the United States of America.  He was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Martin had a brother, Alfred, and a sister, Christine.  Both his father and grandfather were ministers.  His mother was a schoolteacher who taught him how to read before he went to school.


Young Martin was an excellent student in school; he skipped grades in both elementary school and high school.  He enjoyed reading books, singing, riding a bicycle, and playing

Football and baseball.  Martin entered Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, when he was only 15 years old. Martin experienced racism early in life.  In most public places, there were signs that said, "Whites Only" to tell the black people they were not welcome.  He decided to do to something to make the world a better and fairer place.  After graduating from college and getting married to Coretta Scott, Dr. King became a minister and moved to Alabama.


During the 1950's, Dr. King became active in the movement for civil rights and racial equality.  He participated in the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott with Rosa Parks and

Many other peaceful demonstrations that protested the unfair treatment of African-Americans.


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