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Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15th in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the first son of a black middle class family and was named after his father, Martin Luther King, Sr. He was an excellent student and was in college to become minister and made his doctoral degree in Boston College.
In 1953 King married Coretta Scott. Black residents started a bus boycott and elected Martin Luther King, Jr. as president of a new organisation called Montgomery Improvement Association. The purpose of this was to help blacks gain equal rights. This boycott failed because the city bus company stopped service to black neighbourhoods. On April 4th, 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot to death while standing on the balcony in front of his room at the Lorraine Motel. in Memphis Tennessee, where he planned to give a speech at a garbage workers' strike. It was because of Martin Luther King Jr.'s work that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed. This act said that no one was allowed to discriminate against anyone else because of race or religion. All over the United States streets are named for Martin Luther King, Jr. Most black people still think he was their greatest leader. In 1986 his birthday became a National holiday in the USA. I have a great respect before this guy and everybody should know him.

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