Elliott Balsley 2.12.2007 Brown, Ray B., ed. Contemporary Heroes and Heroines, Book I . Gale, 1990. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center . Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2007. http://0-galenet.galegroup.com.sapl.sat.lib.tx.us:80/servlet/BioRC. Document Number: K1607000153. This source was written 21 years after the death of Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an extremely peaceful person. He learned a lot from Mahatma Gandhi. He thought Gandhi had a great idea. He knew violence was inevitable during the fight for civil rights. He was willing to die for the cause, and wanted others to be as passionate. He was very smart – highest GPA, loved books, ministry wasn’t enough for him He thought morals are very important; more important, in a way, than intelligence He was worried about not being “up to the job” of winning black civil rights. He was the Time magazine Man of the Year in 1963. He won a Nobel Peace Prize.
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