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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a very important figure of the modern era. His lectures and dialogues moved the concern and sparked the sense of right and wrong of a generation. The movements and marches he led brought important changes in the foundation of American life through his courage and selfless dedication. This dedication gave direction to thirteen years of civil rights activities. His charming leadership inspired men and women, young and old, in this nation and around the world. His philosophy of nonviolent direct action, and his strategies for rational and non-destructive social change, stimulated the conscience of this nation and reordered its priorities. His wisdom, his words, his actions, his commitment, and his dream for a new way of life are tied with the American experience. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the first son and second child born to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. He married Coretta Scott, the younger daughter of Obadiah and Bernice McMurry Scott of Marion, Alabama, on June 18, 1953. At the age of five, Martin Luther King, Jr. began school, before reaching the legal age of six, at the Yonge Street Elementary School in Atlanta. When his age was discovered, he was not permitted to continue in school and did not resume his education until he was six. Following Yonge School, he was enrolled in David T. Howard Elementary School. He also attended the Atlanta University Laboratory School and Booker T. Washington High School. Because of his high scores on the college entrance examinations in his junior year of high school, he advanced to Morehouse College without formal graduation from Booker T. Washington. Having skipped both the ninth and twelfth grades, Dr. King entered Morehouse at the age of fifteen. Throughout his years in college Dr. King was awarded many different honorary degrees from various colleges and universities in the United States



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