Martin Luther King Jr Essay

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr. was a revolutionary man. He spoke of non-violent ways to create a fair and equal society. He preached that all men are the same and created equal no matter the color of your skin. He was a great public speaker and reached many people in his speeches. Martin King even got to speak to thousands of people at the footsteps of the Lincoln Memorial where he spoke these words. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." The first four words of this quote are the most repeated words and in my opinion the most meaningful as well.
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This event was very traumatic for young King and distraught of the news he allegedly attempted suicide by leaping out of a second story window. After this event though Kings life began to turn around for the better. Martin skipped both the ninth and eleventh grade and entered Morehouse College located in Atlanta at age 15. He was very smart so that caused him to be very lazy and float through his first two years in college. In 1948 King earned a sociology degree. He then attended the Liberal Crozier Theological Seminary in Chester Pennsylvania. Although he was lazy at Morehouse King strived in his academics here in Chester. He strived in all his studies and was valedictorian of his class in 1951 and was also elected student body president. During his last year at Seminary King was strongly influenced by Reinhold Niebuhr who was a classmate of Kings Father at Morehouse College. Niebuhr was probably the single most influence in Martins intellectual and spiritual development. After Martin was accepted in to many different colleges including Yale, he chose to enroll at Boston University. During the work on his Doctorate Martin met his future wife Coretta Scott. Coretta was an aspiring singer and musician who King later married in June of 1953 and had four children with. In 1954 King became a pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery Alabama. King then completed his

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