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A Biography of Martin Luther King

Summary: Discusses Martin Luther King's life of fighting for civil rights. Compares King to Atticus Finch in Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird". Keywords: civil rights leaders, segregation, racism, discrimination, non-violent protest, Civil Rights Act
"I have a dream, that one day my four children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but the content of their character." This is a quote by Martin Luther King, a man who wanted to free the world of hatred, prejudice and violence.

The U.S civil rights leader Michael King, known as Martin Luther King, was born on the 15th of January, 1929, in Atlanta, and was the son and grandson of Baptist preachers. After being taught by his father, "Daddy King", that he could stand up for what he believed in without abandoning his commitment to Christian principles such as loving one's enemy and turning the other cheek, King began to develop an understanding of equality no matter what their race, beliefs or social status.

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