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He would often spend time reading the bible with his family as a child.
He was born in the mid 1900's in Atlanta, Georgia.
He grew up in a very religious home, and was involved
in the church.
He memorized the hymns and became a part of the junior choir within the church.
He became a very well known speaker. He had a strong voice that people would listen to.
In high school, he joined the debate team.
After high school, he attended Morehouse college.
He was able to attend the university at the young age of 15 due to the war.
He had chosen to continue his doctoral studies at Boston University in 1951.
At age 18, he had decided to go into ministry.
It was there where he met his wife and eventually had 4 children with her.
It was around this time when he also became involved in the civil rights movement.
In 1955, they led the Montgomery bus boycott which lasted 385 days.
He was arrested during this campaign, which led to no more segregation on buses.
This group organized non-violent protests in
In 1957, he and some other well known figures formed the SCLC.
He started to take a huge role in the civil rights movement and became well known.
He also organized restaurant sit ins and other protests.
He played a huge role in the civil rights movement and empowered many people.
He is most famously known for his "I have a dream" speech.
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