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Born: January 15, 1929<br />Died: April 4, 1968 (aged 39)<br />Nationality: American<br />Influenced by: Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln and Jesus.<br />Spouse: Coretta Scott King.<br />Martin Luther King Fact file<br />
Martin Luther King was a big leader in the African, American civil rights movement. <br />He is probably most well known for his famous speech, ‘I have a dream…’<br />He was the youngest person ever to receive a noble peace reward. He got this for his work to stop racism.<br />He was assassinated on April 4th 1968.<br />He will always be remembered for his wish to bring round equality.<br />Who is Martin Luther King?<br />
In March 1995, a 15 year old school girl refused to give up her bus seat for a white man. Martin Luther King looked into the case and started the ‘bus boycott’. The boycott lasted for 395 days. Luther King was arrested during this but at the end of the boycott racial segregation on buses was ended.<br />Martin Luther King did many other boycotts and speeches all of which helped to bring around racial equality.<br />What did he do?<br />
All I’m saying is this, that all life is interrelated, that somehow we're caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.<br />Famous Speech<br />