Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday

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Born: January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA

Died: April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN

Biography: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all African Americans. He hoped that America and the world could become a colorblind society where race would not impact a person's civil rights. He is considered one of the great orators of modern times, and his speeches still inspire many to this day. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He went to Booker T. Washington High School. He was so intelligent that he skipped two grades in high school. He started his college education at Morehouse College at the young age of fifteen. After getting his degree in sociology from Morehouse, Dr. King got a Divinity Degree from Crozer Seminary and then got his doctoral degree in theology from Boston University. Dr. King's father was a preacher, which inspired Dr. King to pursue the ministry. He had a younger brother and an older sister. In 1953, he married Coretta Scott. Later, they would have four children named Yolanda, Martin, Dexter, and Bernice.



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