“I have a dream that one day my four little children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of the character,” (Martin Luther King Jr,1963) Martin Luther King Jr. was a smart child and had a good childhood. He learned values from his parents, and Martin Luther King Jr was a man of much wisdom during his time. He was a major contributor to the civil rights movement, and those contributions have profound effect even today.
Michael Luther King was Martin Luther King Jr’s name when was born. His parents changed his name to Martin Luther King when he was just a young boy. They changed his name because it was his fathers way of claiming he was his son. He was born on March 15, 1929. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents were Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King.Martin Luther King had three siblings, Alfred Daniel Williams King, was his brother, his sisters were Willie Cristine King, and Sen Feng King.
Martin Luther King’s father and grandfather were Baptist preachers. His father and grandfather were also both involved in the civil rights movement. Growing up as a preacher’s child was good for him because he wanted to follow in his dad and grandfather’s foot steps. (Fleming 1-124) .
When MLK was a young man he went to college. He attended college at Morehouse. He went there when he was only fifteen years old, where he had not fully finished high school. MLK attended Morehouse in 1948. He went to Morehouse for his Bachelor of Art Degree in Sociology. He graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania with his Bachelors of Divinity degree in 1951. He then decided that he wanted to do Doctoral Studies in Systematic theology at Boston University in 1955 (Unknown). He wanted to be a preacher instead.
On June 18, 1953, Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott got married. Daddy King (Martin Luther King Sr.) pronounced them a married couple. Although they had the lack of privacy, and long periods of separation, they managed to keep their marriage strong and healthy. Not to say that they didn’t fight like a normal couple, because they did. They fought, but it wasn’t about money, they fought about Martin’s decisions. They went through rough times as do most couples. Coretta Scott learned that MLK was helping his country, and she needed to accept the fact that that's what he was going to do. Later, she got more involved with the Civil Rights Movement.
Martin Luther King, Jr. learned many lessons from a lecture given by Mohandas Gahandi. He learned about non violent protests from Gahandi. Mohandas was born in India, and he moved to South Africa later. He was able to gain equal rights for South Africa’s Indians by protesting discrimination through general strikes and marches planned in a peaceful, nonviolent way,(Fleming 1-119).He was also involved in civil disobedience. Civil Disobedience is refusal to obey the law, because a person believes the law is...