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Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.
Transcript of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.
A person who came from a long line of pastors, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. attended segregated public schools in Georgia and graduated high school at the age of 15.He attended college at Morehouse College(a distinguished college for African Americans) in which both his father and grandfather attended.Then,in Boston he met and married Coretta Scott and had 4 children
Dr. King made a change in society and made history
I Have A Dream Speech
He directed the peaceful march in Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, "l Have a Dream"
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Before King became leader of the bus boycott he was a pastor for Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Alabama. He completed his Pn.d and got his degree in 1955 he was 25.
He was not only a symbolic leader for African Americans everywhere but also a world figure
Made the blacks and whites come together
His dreams came true
Fought for what he believed in
On April 4,1968 Dr.King was shot and killed while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis,Tennessee by a shooter named James Earl Ray. He plead guilty to killing king and was sentenced to 99 years in prison.
On the night that Rosa Parks was arrested King decided to look at the case and planned a boy cott . He was elected to lead the boycott because he was young, well trained , and had professional standing.