Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King, Montgomery Bus Boycott Pages: 2 (686 words) Published: April 1, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta Georgia and his parents are Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King and Martin Luther King Jr. legal name at birth was Michael King. Martin Luther King Jr. has one older sister named Willie Christine King and a younger brother named Alfred Daniel Williams King so Martin was the middle child. Martin Luther King Jr. went to Booker T. Washington High School he was a precocious child he skipped both the ninth and the twelfth grade and entered into Morehouse College, and in 1948 he graduated from Morehouse College with a bachelors of arts degree in sociology. Martin got married to Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953 and they had four children together named Yolanda King and

Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King and Bernice King. Martin Luther King Jr. religion was a civil rights leader, theologian, and educator Howard Thurman was an early influence to King. King visited Gandhi's birthplace in India in 1959 and King was the leader of SCLC. In 1958 interview King expressed his view that neither party was perfect. On December 1, 1955 that evening 42 year old lady name Rosa Parks boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus to go home from an exhausting day at work. So she was on the bus in the fourth row of the colored section and as the bus kept going all the seats in the white section was filled up and more white passengers came on the bus the bus driver said that it was several white men standing and the bus driver demanded Rosa Parks and several more black people to give up their seat but three black people gave up their seat but Rosa stayed seated. The driver asked her to give up her seat but Rosa refused but she was arrested and booked for violating the Montgomery Code. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders to plan a citywide bus boycott. King was elected to lead the boycott because he was young and well-trained and more things to. But he was new to the...
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