Martin Luther King Jr. Book summary
Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929. His mother was an organist, while his father was a reverend, much like King’s grandfather and great grandfather. King was influenced greatly by his father in matters of religion and racial equality. He was subjected to the emotional pain of segregation quite early in his life when he was forced to stop playing with his white friends at his segregated school. He studied Sociology at Morehouse, and then joined the seminary. King became a pastor in 1954 and began his work in Montgomery, Alabama. King became involved in the civil rights movement and went on to become one of the most important historical figures in African Americans’ struggle against the racist segregation laws. He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, and the March on Washington in 1963, which is when he first gave his famous speech, “I have a dream.”
King was assassinated in his hotel room in Tennessee on April 4th, 1968.