Martin Luther King

''We are not makers of history. We are made by history.''

Early Life

King was born in 1929 in Alanta , Georgia in a religious family . King had a religious upbringing and a religious education , he intended to pursue in a career in law or medicine. After graduating from brooker T . Washington highschool at the age of 15. King then graduated from morehouse with a bachelor arts degree in 1948 .

Getting invloved

Kings first experience was in 1955 when Rosa parks refusal to move to the back of the city bus . On December 1 1955 two organizations the national association of colored people and the women's council proposed that African Americans boycott city buses to protest racist polices and Rosa perks arrest , the 26 year old King was elected to coordinate the boycott .

choices and results

  • In November 1956, the supreme court ruled in favor of the MIAS case for desegregation . The boycott ended December 20 1956 , the bus companies agreed to allow all bus travelers the same rights to any vacant seats. King remains the most widley known as the African-American leader of his era , he was the most public to face the civil rights movement
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Annotated Bibliography

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  7. "Martin Luther King Jr., gives his I Have a Dream speech to a crowd before the Lincoln Memorial..." Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources. Ed. Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and K. Lee Lerner. Detroit: Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 13 May 2016.
  8. Martin Luther King Jr." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 13 May 2016.
  9. Martin Luther King, Jr." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 13 May 2016.
  10. Carson, Clayborne. "Martin Luther King, Jr." Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 13 May 2016

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In His Words

  1. ''Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that''.
  2. 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. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  3. Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith, Staircase, Step
  4. Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.


King received a nobel prize in 1964 for his leader ship role in the civil rights movement , and was assactinated in 1968 while supporting a strike in Memphis tennasee .The movement altered relationships between the states and federal government and persuaded federal courts to protect constitutional civil liberties. This movement benefited the disabled victims , women , and social justice threw out the 20 century

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Words from him

believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
This is just a little part of a quote about martin Luther king and how all he wanted to do was bring peace to everyone and end racism . People thought of martin Luther king as a hero , but still few understand how he fought his battle that should of never had to of been fought.


On April 4 1968 MLK was assassinated and was shot in the head standing on the balcony on the 2 floor in Memphis Tennessee , this action created even more violence in resulting more than 40 deaths ,
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