Born Michael and later changed his name to Martin. Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. - Paster, Civil Rights Leader, Author and member of the NAACP. Known for his nonviolent methods and his " I have a dream " sheech this man is a work of art. He is historically phenomenal and truely a God send. I love this man. He is a world figure and one of the worlds GREATEST!
In 1955, Dr. King was recruited to serve as spokesman for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which was a campaign by the African-American population of Montgomery, Alabama to force integration of the city’s bus lines. After 381 days of nearly universal participation by citizens of the black community, many of whom had to walk miles to work each day as a result, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in transportation was unconstitutional.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948) was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma (Sanskrit: "high-souled", "venerable")—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa,—is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu (Gujarati: endearment for "father", "papa") in India.
ON April 27, 1927 Coretta Scott is born in Marion, Ala. She will LATER marry Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1953 and be an integral part of his civil rights activities. After his assassination in 1968, Ms. King continued her civil rights activities (especially with the Women's Movement), founding the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change in Atlanta, Ga. until her passing in 2006.