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					Martin Luther King Jr.
     By Jacob Briggs
               Early Life
   Martin Luther King Jr. was born on
    January 15th, 1929
   He was born in Atlanta
               Early Life
   He had one older sister, Willie
    Christine King.
   He also had a younger brother,
    Alfred Daniel King.
               Early Life
   Martin Luther King started his
    education at Yonge Street
    Elementary.
   He attended Booker T. Washington
    High School.
   Dr. King also attended Moorehouse
    College.
Greatest
Accomplishments
   Martin Luther King was the youngest
    person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.
   He won it for fighting against racial
    segregation and discrimination through
    nonviolent ways
Greatest
Accomplishments
   He has been awarded at least fifty
    honorary degrees from colleges in the4
    United States
   He was given the American Liberties
    Medallion by the American Jewish
    Committee.
Greatest
Accomplishments
   In 1966 he was given the Margaret
    Sanger Award from the Planned
    Parenthood Federation.
   He won the Grammy Award for Best
    Spoken Word Album for “Why I Oppose
    The War in Vietnam” in 1977.
Greatest
Accomplishments
   Martin was voted third in the Greatest
    American Contest by the Discovery
    Channel and AOL.
   He was second in Gallup’s List of Widely
    Admired People in the 20th Century
Greatest
Accomplishments
   He was awarded the Doctor of
    Philosophy in 1955
         Interesting Facts
 Martin Luther King Jr. was a Civil Rights
  activist and is considered to be the leader
  of the Civil Rights Movement of the late
  1950’s and 1960’s.
 Many see him as the greatest orator of
  U.S. history.
         Interesting Facts
 In 1934, five years after his birth, his
  parents realized that his name had been
  recorded wrong on his birth certificate. It
  said Michael King, so his name had to be
  legally changed to Martin Luther King Jr.
 In 1939, Martin sang with his church choir
  in Atlanta at the premier of the movie
  ‘Gone With The Wind’
         Interesting Facts
 He skipped 9th and 12th grade and entered
  Moorehouse College at age 15.
 He had Bachelor Degrees in sociology and
  theology.
 In 1955 he received his PH. D. from
  Boston University.
               Works Cited
 http://www.squidoo.com/Martin_Luther_Ki
  ng_Jr. 10 Little Known Facts About MLK.
 http://www.wikipedia.com. Martin Luther
    King Jr.
   http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/l
    aureates/1964/king-bio.html. Martin
    Luther King Jr. Biography

				
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