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Martin Luther King Jr.

famous civil rights person
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Valerie Yuen

on 22 January 2013

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Martin Luther King Junior The man who fought for civil rights........ Martin Luther King Junior's wife was Coretta Scott King. She was born on April 27, 1927, and died on January 30, 2006. Coretta took part in the African- Americans Civil Rights Movement. This was a time when African Americans joined together to try to gain voting rights and end discrimination. The African- Americans Civil Rights Movement lasted from 1955 to 1968. 1) We can learn and teach other people about what Martin Luther King Junior did to help society. His Children Martin Luther King Junior had four children. They were Martin Luther King III, Yolanda King, Bernice King and Dexter Scott King. Yolanda King was born on November 17, 1955. She was the oldest child in the family. Martin Luther King III was born on October 23, 1957. He is the oldest son in the family. Dexter Scott King was born on January 30, 1961. Bernice King was born on March 28, 1963. She was the youngest child. Martin Luther King Junior was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968. More Quotes Martin Luther King Junior also said, "But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition. Even More Quotes Another famous quote from Martin Luther King Junior is, "There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights,
"When will you be satisfied?"
We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: "For Whites Only." We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until "justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream." What is so special about Martin Luther King Junior? Martin Luther King Junior was an African American who fought for civil rights. He is known for using nonviolent actions to fight for civil rights. (More Family Time) Martin Luther King Junior was the middle child in the family. He had an older sister named Willie Christine King, who ended up marrying Isaac Newton Farris. Martin also had a younger brother named Alfred Daniel King. Alfred sang in the movie Gone With the Wild in 1939. By: Valerie Yuen He made a lot of famous speeches in his life time. Some of his famous quotes were.... I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. On October 14, 1964, Martin Luther King Junior received a noble peace prize. Martin Luther King Junior's Life Family~ Martin Luther King Junior's mom was Alberta Williams King. His dad was Michael. However, both him and his dad changed their names to Martin when he was still a very young boy. Martin Luther King Junior's Wife and Children His Wife Martin Luther King Junior's family was a great help to him as a Civil Rights leader. Quotes Again Martin Luther King Junior's famous closing statement is, "This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.

With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day." How Can we Honor and Remember Martin Luther King Junior? 2) We can also do what Martin Luther King Junior did. We can have a good dream for the better of the world. 3) You can put your dream into action as Martin Luther King Junior did. For example, if your dream was to keep the Earth green, you can start recycling more.
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