Martin Luther King Jr.
He was born in Atlanta, Georgía on January 15th, 1929. King was educated in Atlanta and he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1944. King first considered to study medicine or law but finally he decided to study sociology.
He had a spouse her name was Coretta Scott King he also had four children their names were Yolanda Denise King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King and Bernice Albertine King His parents were Martin Luther King and Alberta Williams King.
First Jobs and path to the top
He started like a Baptist minister and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), was the most prominent African American leader in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
The Most Important Jobs
Ones of his most important jobs was the march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march is credited with helping to pass the Civil Rights Act (1964) and Voting Rights Act (1965)
On April 3rd 1968, King came back to Memphis and went to a meeting. King’s flight to Memphis was delayed for a bomb threat so he spent the night on the Motel Lorraine’s 306 room. The next day, at 18:01, while King was leaning over the balcony, a guy called James Earl Ray shot him. Last words from King on the balcony were to the musician Ben Branch ‘Ben,make sure you’ll sing Take Me Home, Precious Lord on tonight’s meeting. Sing it real’. A 300000 people’s crowd went to King’s funeral that day.