11 US Martin Luther King Jr

11 US Martin Luther King Jr - Martin Luther King Jr Martin...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader and activist. He helped change the way blacks are treated for future generations. Martin Luther King devoted his life to the Civil Rights Movement and at the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When he was awarded, he announced that he would give the prize money, $54,123, to the continuation of the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr. is a historical figure in the United States and the World. Born Michael Luther King, Jr. on January 15, 1929 he resided in Georgia with his parents. He later changed his name to Martin. His father was a pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. This was a tradition in the King family, Martin’s grandfather pastor before that. As a child Martin Luther King, Jr. attended segregated public schools in Georgia. He graduated at the age of fifteen and went on to college. Earning his BA degree in 1948, he attended Morehouse College, where both his father and grandfather graduated. Morehouse was a distinguished Negro College in Atlanta.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIS 141 taught by Professor Ryan during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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