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Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr., African American, Civil disobedience Pages: 4 (1071 words) Published: March 18, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Lives On

Janine C. Charles

Composition 1 English 101.0774
Professor Bill Hughes
June 13, 2005

Janine Charles
Professor Bill Hughes
English 101.0774
June 13, 2005

Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Lives On

The world I live in today is not what it used to be in the past. Thanks to a lot of people who fought for my rights I can say I have a reason to fight and achieve all my goals and accomplishment for my future. Being African American its not easy living this life due to the role we played in society especially doing the times my ancestors fought for what they believe in. My role model, American icon and also my hero is Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia . His parents name was Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. He was the second child born of three. His sister name is Willie Christine ( a year older) and his brother name is Alfred Daniel (a year younger). He loved school. The first two years he attended Young Street Elementary then finished to the sixth grade at David T. Howard Elementary. He then attended Laboratory High School of Atlanta University until it closed which was his second year. At the age of thirteen in 1942 he went to Booker T. Washington which is a all black school. He graduated in 1944. At the age of fifteen he attended Morehouse college (1944-1948) . Morehouse was once was again a school for blacks only. On his college holidays and summer months he work as a common worker. During this time Martin joined the NAACP because he discovered how blacks were being treated. His first sermon was at the age seventeen when he felt that was his calling and the only person that can help situation. In 1947 Martin was ordained a minister and assistant pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. At nineteen he graduated and received a scholarship to Crozer Theological Seminary...
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