None Deserve to be Racially Discriminated
Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta Georgia on January 15, 1929. He was an African-American and was unfortunately born during the time when they didn’t have the rights we have today. Martin attended Oglethorpe Elementary School, and then onto Booker T. Washington High school in Atlanta. When he was 15 he entered Morehouse College. After two years of school, he became a minister at Ebenezer Baptist church. The following year he graduated college at the age of 19. Then he attended Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania, where he began to study Mahatma Gandhi’s method of non-violent resistance and to protest peacefully. He worked on his Ph.D. at Boston University. It was there he met Coretta Scott, which would eventually become his wife, with four children. When he graduated Boston University, he became the minister of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat. King was on a committee from Birmingham African-American community that looked into these cases. The Montgomery Bus Boycott planned by Richard Nixon and led by King, soon followed. The boycott lasted for 385 days and it became so intense, that King’s house was bombed. King was arrested during this campaign. In 1957, King and other civil right activists joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The group was created to authorize and organize power of African-American churches to conduct non-violent protests; King led the SCLC until he died. On September 20, 1958, while King was signing copies of his book Stride Towards Freedom at a department store in Harlem, he was stabbed in the chest with a letter opener by Izola Curry, a deranged African-American women, and narrowly escaped death. Then on 1964 Martin won the Nobel Peace Prize for ending racial discrimination.
On April 4, 1968, King was booked at the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis. At 6:01 pm, a shot rang out as Martin was on the Motel’s balcony. The bullet had entered his right cheek, smashing his jaws, and then traveled down his spinal cords before lodging his shoulder. James Earl Ray and 13 other people were found as part of King’s assassination. President Lyndon B Johnson declared April 7th a national day for our great leader.
Martin Luther King Jr. has been one of our greatest leaders in America’s history, and will always be. He ended our discrimination towards colored people, with non-violent ways.This is why every year on April 7, we stop and think about the great things this leader has accomplished, to make our lives it is today.