Martin luther king, jr, was one of the twentieth century’s best-known advocates for nonviolent social change born in atlanta, georgia, king’s exceptional oratorical skills and personal courage first attracted national attention in 1955 when he and other civil rights activists were arrested after leading a boycott of a montgomery, alabama, transportation company for requiring nonwhites. How does martin luther king jr feel about the white churches' stance on civil rights he is frustrated because they are watching (and sometimes supporting the oppressors) and doing little to help the movement.
Born as michael king jr on january 15, 1929, martin luther king jr was the middle child of michael king sr and alberta williams king the king and williams families were rooted in rural georgia martin jr's grandfather, ad williams, was a rural minister for years and then moved to atlanta in 1893. Martin luther king jr was a civil rights leader, a peace advocate, a practitioner of non-violence and a christian minister his message was: brotherhood martin luther king, jr gave his life for the poor of the world, the garbage workers of memphis and the peasants of vietnam.
Civil rights leader dr martin luther king, jr, who was assassinated 50 years ago on this date, april 4, 1968, gave a truly revolutionary speech, known as “i have a dream” around the country today, his death is being commemorated.