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He was the son and the grandson of a pastor, so it is perhaps no surprise that he became a pastor as well.
He also became a leader of the civil rights movements and one of the most famous people America has ever produced. His name at birth was Michael, but he later changed it to Martin. When Martin was 2, his father took over the pulpit and served for a great many years.
Young Martin grew up in the segregated South. He attended, David T. Howard Elementary School and Atlanta University Laboratory School, which were full of African-American students, who at that time were not able to attend school with white children.
Martin graduated from Booker T. Washington High School when he was just 15 and went right to college. He then moved north to Pennsylvania to study religion at the Crozer Theological Seminary.
During his stay at the seminary, he studied the teachings of Indian spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi, who cautioned against violence as a way to bring about social change.
The seminary classes included students of varying colors of skin, and Martin was elected president of his senior class, a class that had mostly white students in it.
He received his seminary degree in and then moved on to Boston University, from which he graduated in with a doctorate degree. It was in Boston that Martin met his future wife, Coretta Scott, a strong and powerful woman who cared deeply about civil rights.
They were married soon after and eventually had four children, two sons and two daughters. He also was on the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. This was not the first bus boycott, however. That took place in in Baton Rouge, La.
Not long after it ended, the Supreme Court ruled that laws requiring segregation on buses were illegal. During the boycott and his increasingly public presence, King was arrested and was also the target of violence and threats on his life.
After one of his arrest, he wrote the famous Letter from a Birmingham Jailoutlining his beliefs and his hopes for the future of America.Martin Luther King Jr., nato Michael King Jr. (Atlanta, 15 gennaio – Memphis, 4 aprile ), è stato un pastore protestante, politico e attivista statunitense, leader del movimento per i diritti civili degli afroamericani.
Il suo nome viene accostato per la sua attività di pacifista a quello di Gandhi, il leader della non violenza della cui opera King . May 08, · New Jersey’s Sen. Cory Booker, a former mayor of Newark who still lives in the inner city, is a spellbinding speaker and a gifted campaigner with an inspiring personal story — all of which.
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Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, – April 4, ) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from until his death in Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian .
We are flying into the future this year at Booker T. Washington High School! The warning bell rings at a.m.
Students will report directly to Homeroom for the first week of school in order to receive information packets; data information sheets; and other important announcements.