Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King

Biography :

“Martin Luther King was a great American who worked for civil rights [->0]in the United States[->1] in the 1950s and 60s. He fought for the rights of African Americans[->2] and many people, blacks as well as whites, supported him. In 1964 he received the Nobel Peace Prize[->3]. King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He had a brother, Alfred and a sister, Christine. Both his father and grandfather were ministers. His mother was a school teacher who taught him to read even before he started school. Martin was a very good student. He even skipped two grades. He had many hobbies like reading and singing and like every boy of his age he got interested in basketball[->4] and football. After he graduated from college Martin Luther King got married and decided to become a minister, like his father.” www.biographyonline.net[->5]

Martin Luther King saw how badly black people were treated and that’s what made him involved in the Civil Rights movement[->6] during the 1950s.

[->0] - http://www.english-online.at/history/civil-rights-movement/civil-rights-movement-history-and-causes.htm [->1] - http://www.english-online.at/history/civil-rights-movement/civil-rights-movement-history-and-causes.htm [->2] - http://www.english-online.at/history/african-americans/history-of-african-americans.htm [->3] - http://www.english-online.at/society/nobel-prize/nobel-prize.htm [->4] - http://www.english-online.at/sports/basketball/basketball-rules-nba.htm [->5] - http://www.biographyonline.net

[->6] - http://www.english-online.at/history/civil-rights-movement/civil-rights-movement-history-and-causes.htm
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