Martin Luther King Junior Day

By: Lena Ward


Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist Minister and an activist who never used violence, just his words. He led the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. from the mid-50's until 1968, when he was assassinated.

Early Life

Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929, in Atlanta Georgia. He had an older sister and a younger brother, they grew up in a safe and loving environment. But Martin's family could not shield him from racism, he believed it was affront against God's will. He entered public school at the age of 5, May 1936 he was Baptized.


In 1948, Martin got his sociology degree, from Morehouse College. He thrived in all of his classes, he was even elected study body president. During his last year, he became involved with spiritual development.
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I Have A Dream

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."