Instructions: Read the summary of Martin Luther King biography and answer the questions.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta on 15 January 1929. Both hisfather and grandfather were pastors in an African-American Baptist church. M. Luther King attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, (segregated schooling) and then went to study at CrozerTheological Seminary in Pennsylvania and Boston University. During his time at University Martin Luther King became aware of the vast inequality and injustice faced by black Americans; inparticular he was influenced by Gandhi's philosophy of non-violent protest. The philosophy of Gandhi tied in with the teachings of his Baptist faith. At the age of 24, King married Coretta Scott, abeautiful and talented young woman. After getting married, King became a priest at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
Martin Luther King Jr was one of America's mostinfluential civil rights activists. His passionate, but non violent protests, helped to raise awareness of racial inequalities in America, leading to significant political change. Martin LutherKing was also an eloquent orator who captured the imagination and hearts of people, both black and white.
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaningof its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons offormer slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood"
- Martin Luther King
1. Where and when Martin Luther King Jr. was born?
2. What Martin Luther King Jr.notices in his time at University?
3. What is the philosophy that Gandhi has?
4. Was Martin Luther King a violent protestant?
5. What change Martin Luther King wanted?