Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, GA on January 15th, 1929. He went to Booker T. Washington High School, then he got his doctor's degree in Theology at Boston University. Martin's dad was a preacher and he inspired Martin. He had a younger brother and an elder sister. In 1953 he married Coretta Scott. Later, they had four children.
He was an American civil right activist who fought against the discrimination of African Americans. He hoped that America and the world could become a tolerant society He is considered one of the great orators of modern times, and his speeches still inspire many to this day. In one of his marches, he gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. This speech has become one of the most famous speeches in history.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on 4th April 1968 in Memphis, TN. While standing on the balcony of his hotel, he was shot by James Earl Ray.
Now, there is still a lot of racial discrimination in all the world. He made a lot of things to make us more tolerant, but we have a lot to learn!!!
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- Here's his famous speech "I have a dream":