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Martin Luther King, Jr. By: Kimberly Wright. Martin King. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 16, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He mainly was a hero to the African American community. Martin’s Attributes.

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Martin luther king jr

Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: Kimberly Wright


Martin king
Martin King

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 16, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He mainly was a hero to the African American community.


Martin s attributes
Martin’s Attributes

  • Martin was a civil right activate and a minister. He was part of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Birmingham Protest March, He went to Washington D.C for his famous “I have a dream” speech, the “Sit-in” movement, Freedom riders, and was involved with some issues on the Vietnam war.


Awards
Awards

  • Martin won several awards for his achievements like when he attended college where he won the Plafker Award and the J. Lewis Crozer Fellowship Award. He also won:

  • Spingarn Medal from NAACP, 1957.

  • Russwurm Award from the National Newspaper Publishers, 1957.

  • Second Annual Achievement -- The Guardian Association of the Police Department of New York, 1958.

  • Link Magazine of New Delhi, India, listed Dr. King as one of the sixteen world leaders who had contributed most to the advancement of freedom during 1959.

  • Named Man of the Year by Time, 1963.

  • Named American of the Decade by Laundry, Dry Cleaning, and Die Workers International Union, 1963.

  • John Dewey Award, from the United Federation of Teachers, 1964.

  • Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

  • Marcus Garvey Prize for Human Rights, by the Jamaican Government. 1968.

  • Rosa L. Parks Award by the SCLC.


Assassination
Assassination.

  • Martin Luther king was assassinated on an outside balcony at the Lorraine Hotel, he was hit by a rifle. At the Memphis hospital at 7:00 PM he was pronounced dead. 




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