Martin Luther King Jr has helped affected the world for what he has done. He protested in racial segregation in the United States for 13 years. From 1955 to 1968. If it weren’t for him Whites would still be higher than the African-Americans. He was born on Monday, January 15th in 1929. His real name wasn’t Martin but instead, it was Micheal.
In 1934 he’s father had gotten inspired by Protestant Reformation leader, so he then called his son Martin Luther King. Martin grew up as a Christian in a Christian church. His father Martin Luther King Sr was a minister in the Ebenezer Baptist Church. He also was an early figure in the Civil Rights Movement, and also a missionary in his church.
Alberta Williams King was the wife of Martin Luther King Sr and the mother of Martin Luther King Jr. She too was a big part of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Martin Luther King Jr was the youngest person in the 1900’s to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize. When they gave it to him they also gave him a check of $54,123 which he gave to multiple organizations American Foundation, Non-Violence, Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and much more! Martin Luther King Jr was awarded 20 honorary degrees from colleges and universities across the world with the name titled “Man Of The Year” by the Times Magazine. From 1957 to 1968 Martin Luther King Jr traveled he spoke over 2,500 times in 11yrs.
He went to preach to different nations visiting several cities, and in these 11yrs he has gotten arrested 29 different times and has been assaulted 4 times and has also been to jail about 30 different times, being categorizing him in ‘Civil Disobedience’. According to police officials, he was a threat to the US for the things he was trying to change in the US. He has about 900 streets named after him in the US.Sadly every legend to ever live dies.
Martin Luther King Jr died on April 4, 1968. He was assassinated outside of his hotel room ‘Lorraine Motel’ in Tennessee. He was immediately rushed to the hospital ‘St Joseph’s Hospital But they couldn’t save him. The shooter was an American named James Earl Ray’s gun was the Remington 760 Gamemaster.30-06.The weird part of it is that in his last speech he almost predicted he was going to die soon. He was foreshadowing his death one night before his own assassination. He kept saying “I’ve seen the Promised Land and that he isn’t worried/fearing about anything or anyone, that he has seen the glory of the coming of the Lord” there was more to it I just narrowed it down.
You have to remember he was a very religious man a Christian in fact.