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Martin Luther King

            World wide racism has been an issue, and still is. Many people have tried to solve this problem in many ways. One way that is common is influencing people through speech. A number of the speakers were successful and others unsuccessful. Martin Luther King Jr. was definitely one of the many very successful.
             As many already know, Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader for the black people of America. "American clergyman and Nobel Prize winner, one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights movement and a prominent advocate of nonviolent protest."1 King was a leader during the 1950's and the 1960's. "His charismatic leadership inspired men and women, young and old, in this nation and around the world."2 "His wisdom, his words, his actions, his commitment, and his dream for a new way of life are intertwined with the American experience."3 .
             The life of Martin started in 1929. He was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia. Michael Luther King his original name but was changed to Martin. Martin was the first son and the second child. Christine was Martin's older sister and had a younger brother named Alfred Daniel. The two proud parents were Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and, Alberta Williams King. .
             At five years of age Martin began his life as a student. Martin excelled throughout his entire academic career. Having scored very highly on his entry college exams, he skipped the ninth and twelfth grades. King never formally graduated before he started college at the age of fifteen. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1948. Martin then enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary. He then went to Boston where he earned a doctoral degree in systematic theology in 1955. Martin was now known as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
             While in Boston, Martin had met his love. Her name was Coretta Scott. She was a native and a music student. The marriage occurred in 1953. They were the proud parents of four children.

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