I Have A Dream
January 17, 2012 by staff
Martin Luther King Jr is being remembered by people across the world. After Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi across the world, he was the man who transformed a whole society, brought out a whole community from the ignominy of deprivation and discrimination and gave them a respectable place in the United States. He helped the United States become a true democracy and the most equalitarian society in the world.
Martin Luther King Jr was a leader of substance, someone who unlike normal people was made of a different stuff. He was made of will power, determination, dedication and welfare of his people. For him his people were his mission and making them free in their own nation was his goal. Great orator and leader Martin Luther King Jr. is revered not just in the United States but across the world.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. At the time of his birth segregation of black was the order of the day with black being forced out from every walk of life by Whites. Mrtin Luther King Jr. was also forced to attend a segregated public school like every other black kid in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen. He also did his graduation from an only black college Morehouse College in Atlanta. In the year 1951 he got his BD and doctorate in the year 1955 from Boston University.
He travelled around 13 million kilometers during 11 years between 1957 and 1968 to create awareness among American people about the human equality and the lack of it in the US society at that time. He was the youngest person to have received Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 35. He donated the extravagantly large sum that he won as part of Nobel Peace Prize to the civil society movement.
Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday across the America. He has been remembered every January for his contribution to build a democratic and liberal society in which the blacks had equal right. A propagator for nonviolent activism, he was assassinated on April 4, 968. He led a civil rights movement and always discouraged violence. He is not only remembered by blacks but whites also respect him for his visionary view.
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