Week of January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. TriviaJanuary 15, 2012
Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., in Atlanta but later had his name changed to Martin. He was assassinated at the age of 39 in 1968.
Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen.
At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
Dr. King usually followed Mohandas K. Gandhi techniques
The first Civil Rights action King was involved in was the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Dr. King helped the fight for Civil Rights because he saw injustice in separation.
The March on Washington might be seen as King’s greatest accomplishment as a Civil Rights Leader.
Dr. King wrote ALL his speeches.
Dr. King’s protest were peaceful.
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