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World Wide News Limited Martin Luther King Jr edition.

BY: Maria Masroua ELA hours: 4-7th

Noble Peace Award Winner He is youngest man to win this kind of award. Martin Luther King Jr was born on the 15th of January 1929. As a child, MLK went to segregated schools. He graduated high school and later on collage. He attended Morehouse College, a distinguished African American Institution of Atlanta. MLK had a beautiful wife and four lovely children; He was a co-pastor for a big part of his life. He was always a strong worker for civil rights. Between 1957 and 1968 he was very active; he did many things to decrease segregation and worked for the civil rights. Martin Luther king also visited India to study Mohandas Gandhi’s non-violence philosophy. All of these events lead to MLK winning the Noble Peace Award.

Martin Luther King Jr. with his family in December 1966

In 1964 Martin Luther King Jr won the Noble Peace Award. He had become the youngest man to win this kind of award. He was also selected as the man of the year by Time Magazine. With the big award also came a big prize. He got a prize of 54,000 million dollars. Martin Luther King did something great with all this money. MLK always worked hard for equal rights. He donated all the money to the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King receiving the Noble Peace Award in 1964.

Martin Luther King didn’t just win the Noble peace Award; he won many more. He got 50 honorary degrees from colleges and universities all over the U.S. He was also awarded the American Liberties Medallion by the American Jewish Committee because of his "exceptional advancement of the principles of human liberty". Martin Luther King was also awarded medals and prices after his death. In 1971 he got the Grammy Award for best-spoken word album. MLK did a lot of exceptional things in his life. Thanks to him the world became more of an equal place. Without him, who knows how life would be now?

Montgomery Bus Boycott: Luther King Jr was arrested a total of 30 times. Martin Luther King Jr was the president of the MIA (Montgomery Improvement Association). They were the one’s responsible for organizing the Montgomery bus Boycott. The Boycott was highly successful, it made segregation illegal. MLK had previously studied Mohandas Gandhi’s non-violence philosophy. That is why Martin Luther King had a lot of knowledge about peaceful protesting. All of these events led to MLK writing his first book. “Stride towards Freedom” was the name of book. It describes the philosophy behind the famous boycott. Martin Luther King after saying his speech about the Montgomery Bus

Martin Luther King Jr was arrested a total of 30


times. He was arrested at the boycott. He was He was also arrested at a sit in while waiting to be served. Other examples are, during the Albany, Georgia movement and on Good Friday

by demonstration without a permit. He went to jail on Good Friday. That is where he

wrote “The Letter from Birmingham Jail”. He wrote the letter to respond to local religious leader’s criticism about his campaign. The letter gives a great insight into the things that were happening in the 1960’s.

The preview of the famous “I have a dream” speech. Mar tin Luther King Jr makes history . On 1963 Martin Luther King led 125,000 people on what they called “The Freedom Walk in Detroit”. MLK had always been a strong worker for civil rights. All throughout his life he was part of memorable events to achieve his goal. MLK told the government and all of society that they needed to get serious to make a change. He wanted good education and opportunities for all African Americans. That is the reason behind the Freedom Walk in Detroit. While in Detroit he previewed the world famous, “I have a dream speech”. The actual speech came later on 1963.

On the 28th of August Martin Luther King Jr organized the march of Washington. Later that day he gave his “I have a dream” speech. His speech was about all of the racial problems that the United States had. It was about people’s rights and equality. He wanted to make society to stop judging people by the color of their skin. He wanted society to recognize them by their character. Around 250,000 people gathered to hear his speech. Martin Luther King made history that day.

Martin Luther King after the “I have a dream speech” on august 1963.

On June 22 2013, it was the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Walk in Detroit. Many people gathered to commemorate such a special day. The

march was from 9am to 3pm. This was more than a march. They wanted to remember all the people that walked 63 years ago. Many people from different ethnic groups came. Marin Luther king spoke in this event 63 years ago. This march was 2 months before the Washington march; that were MLK did his speech.

Picture taken at the march of the 50th anniversary of the Freedom walk to Detroit.

MLA Citations:

"Martin Luther King Jr." - Biographical. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2014. "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." History Net: Where History Comes Alive. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2014. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2014. "Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956)." Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956). N.p., n.d. Web. 11 May 2014. Abbey-Lambertz, Kate. "Martin Luther King Jr. Detroit March Of 1963 Commemorated 50 Years Later With Walk Down Woodward." The Huffington Post., 22 June 2013. Web. 13 May 2014. "Timeline of Events in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life." Timeline of Events in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2014. "MLK 50 Year Anniversary." MLK 50 Year Anniversary. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2014. "Martin Luther King Jr." Martin Luther Kings "I Have a Dream" Speech, August 28, 1963. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2014 N.p., n.d. Web. "Notable Achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Http:// N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2014.

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