Martin Luther King Jr., was a fascinating man. He achieved many things, including:
-African American clergyman; ordained as a Baptist minister at 18.
-Became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation, and racial discrimination using non-violent methods in 1964.
-Among Principal leaders of the Civil rights Movement.
-Advocate for direct action nonviolent protest.
-King became a symbol of protest in the struggle for racial justice.
Husband to Coretta Scott-King; together they were parents to daughters: Yolanda and Bernice. And sons: Martin III and Dexter.
-Refocused his efforts on ending poverty and opposing the Vietnam War from a religious perspective.
-Assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.
-Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977; and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 1986.
-Awarded Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.
These are just some i could think of.
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· 7 years ago