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  • Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GeorgiaApril 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee) is an African-American Baptist priest and leader of the American Citizens Rights movement.

 

  • He is known worldwide for his views on anti-violence and racial equality and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. In addition, in 1977, nine years after his death, former President Jimmy Carter was awarded the Presidential Liberty Award and Martin Luther King Day was celebrated in honor of him. King’s most known and effective talk is “There’s a Dream“.

 

    Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King

  • King is perhaps best known for his “There’s a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 during the “Walk to Washington for Work and Freedom“.
  • Representing the SCLC, King was among the leaders of citizens’ rights organizations who were influential in organizing the so-called “Big Six” Walking to Washington for Work and Freedom. Other organizations and individuals that formed the Big Six were: Ray Wilkins, NAACP; Whitney Young Jr., Urban League; Philip Randalph, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; John Lewis, SCNC; James Farmer, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). For King, this role was the cause of the argument, for King was one of those who agreed with the demands of John F. Kennedy to change the focal point of his march. Kennedy initially opposed the march precisely because he thought that march would negatively affect the legislation of civil rights. But the organizers of the march were determined to continue the march.
  • King has written and spoken many times during his tenure. The “Letter from Birmingham Prison“, written in 1963, is a passionate demonstration of justice seeking. In 1964, he received the Nobel Prize at the youngest age for demonstrating nonviolent resistance to the racial prejudice in the United States.

 

  • Family and history
  • Martin came to the world as a child of Marthin Luther King and Alberta Williams King in Atlanta, Georgia. According to the birth records of Martin Luther King Jr., the name was born Michael. Lisa then went on to Marehouse College. Here he was influenced by Benjamin Mays, the rector and a citizen rights leader at the same time. He graduated from the Department of Sociology in 1948. Later, in 1951, he graduated from Crozer College of Theology, Chester, Pennsylvania, In 1955, he received his master’s degree in Systematic Theology from Boston University.

 

  • King married Coretta Scott in 1953. King’s father performed the wedding at the bride’s father’s house. King and Scott have 4 children: Yolanda Denise, Martin Luther III, Dexter Scott and Bernice Albertine. Four of King’s children also went on their way to defend civil rights. Coretta Scott died on January 30, 2006.

 

  • Civil rights activism
  • King became the pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Alabama, Montgomery, which was the most important black church in 1953 when he was 24 years old. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for dealing with Jim Crow when she was supposed to give her a complaint under the law. Then King, Montgomery made the Bus Boycott. The boycott took 382 days and the situation got so tense that King’s house was bombed. During this boycott King was arrested. The Boycott continued until the American Supreme Court had declared racial discrimination illegal in interstate busses and other transport vehicles.

 

    Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King

  • After this boycott, King played an important role in establishing the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, aiming to cooperate with the black churches and to make peaceful demonstrations for civil rights reform. Until his death King played an important role in this organization. King was a follower of the non-violent civil disobedience philosophy implemented by Mahatma Gandhi and applied this philosophy to the demonstrations by SCLC.

 

  • From 1961 onwards, the FBI began listening to the King for fear of the communists being infiltrated into the Citizens’ Rights movement. However, such a proof could not be reached. The FBI used the six-year records to force King to leave his leadership post.

 

  • A pacifist, A.J. Muste counseled Marthin Luther King in his political actions. Well-organized demonstrations, not based on violence against the south racial discriminatory system, also known as King, Jim Crow’s law, would see great interest in the media. Indeed, the writings of journalists and the programs broadcasted on television have raised great interest in the Civil Rights Movement, making it one of America’s most important agenda items in the 1960s.

 

  • King organized and organized demonstrations for blacks voting rights, ending discrimination, employee rights and other fundamental rights. All these rights were part of American law with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

 

  • Conspiratorial
  • In March 1968, King went to Memphis to support black health workers. AFSCME Local 1733, representing black healthcare workers, has been on strike since March 12 and was demanding higher wages and better treatment. For example, unlike white workers, black workers were unable to pay when they were sent home because of the bad weather, and they paid less than white people.

 

  • On April 3, King addressed a group in Memphis and made his name speech “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” (I went to Mountaintop).

 

  • King died on April 4 after lunch at 6 am on the balcony of Lorraine Motel in Memphis. His friends in the motel room crashed into a balkon when he heard the gunshots and found the King in the throat. At 7:04 a.m. Kill in Joseph’s Hospital. The assassination caused more than 60 rebellions in the city. Five days later, US President Lyndon B. Johnson declared mourning. The same day, a crowd of 300,000 people attended the funeral. Vice President Hubert Humphrey attended the funeral on behalf of the President.

 

  • Two months after King’s murder, fugitive prisoner James Earl Ray was arrested at Heathrow Airport in England seeking to leave the country with a false passport. Ray was soon returned to the US. Ray was charged with the killing of King and confessed the assassination on March 10, 1969. Ray was sentenced to 99 years in prison.

 

  • On the proposal of lawyer Parcy Foreman, Ray wanted to get rid of the risk of confessing the crime so that he would be convicted of a court sentence and therefore a death penalty. But that did not stop him from getting a 99-year prison sentence.

 

  • According to Biography writer Taylor Branch, according to the result of King’s autopsy, King had the heart of a 60-year-old man even though he was 39 when he died. The reason for this was the stressful life he had lived during his 13 years of civic rights activism. According to this, King aged 2.5 times in the last 13 years of life compared to 34 years, a normal life.

 

  • Biography
  • Morehouse is a graduate of College of Arts, 1948 in sociology. Crozer received his theology license in 1951 from Theology Seminars. In 1955 te made a doctor of philosophy at Boston University. In 1954, Martin Luther King became the chaplain of the Dexter Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery led the bus boycott. Boycotts of buses have come out because of discrimination in the country. Boycotts were seen after the thriller that Ms. Rosa Parks did not give her a place to live in. Black rebellions have begun. Martin Luther King put an end to the action, with the US administration stopping the discrimination on the buses.

 

  • Equality of races defended resistance, which strived for faith and did not anticipate violence against injustice. King, who organized the first protests in the city of Montgomery, Alabama, was known for his peaceful actions in Atlanta, Georgia. King then made a speech in Washington, D.C., in August 1963, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, “There is a Dream“. The pro-peace protests initiated by Martin Luther King helped bring the 1964 Act of Citizenship. By law, racial discrimination is prohibited in the United States.

 

  • King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 1964 for his work on human rights and the removal of blacks from being second class citizens.

 

  • Martin Luther King died on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, as an assassin.

 

  • Every year since 1986, on the third Monday of January, King’s birthday calls for the civil rights leader and the ideals he defends throughout his life, talked about, and King’s peace love is expressed.

 

  • Best Martin Luther King Quotes:
  • Quotes about darkness, drive out, hate, inspirational, light, love, peace
  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

 

  • Quotes about hate, love
  • “I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

 

  • Quotes about inspirational faith
  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

    Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King

  • Quotes about inspirational
  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World

 

  • Quotes about inspirational
  • “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about inspirational
  • “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Quotes about hope, inspirational
  • “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about hatred, wisdom
  • “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

  • Quotes about conscience, politics, right
  • “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

 

  • Quotes about ignorance
  • “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about challanges
  • “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about education
  • “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about activism, service
  • “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about society, peace, martin luther king
  • “We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about forgiveness
  • “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about injustice
  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about excellence, inspirational
  • “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
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  • Quotes about happiness
  • “Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about hope
  • “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about creation, destruction, enemies, hate, love, redemption
  • “Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies. (from “Loving Your Enemies”)”
  • Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

  • Quotes about character, dream, inspirational, prejudice, race
  • “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about inspirational, race relations, racism
  • “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr., I Have A Dream

 

  • Quotes about hitler
  • “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about brotherhood, inspirational, wisdom
  • “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about religion, science
  • “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about fear communication
  • “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about activism, healing, inspirational, justice, sacrifice
  • “As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about dream
  • “No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about war
  • “Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about military, social change, war
  • “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about inspirational
  • “the time is always right to do the right thing”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about justice, love, segregation
  • “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about acquiescence
  • “Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

  • Quotes about activism, civil disobedience, dissent, protest
  • “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

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