The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr Setting & Symbolism

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Atlanta

King was born in Atlanta and his father was Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church there while King grew up.

Washington, D.C.

King often traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak with political leaders; he also led the famous March on Washington on behalf of racial equality.

Oslo

In Oslo, Norway, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Vietnam

The Southeast Asian country where the United States fought a war against the North Vietnamese communists and their communist allies. After some time, King came out against the war, which earned him great criticism from many, even allies.

Selma

The Alabama town where King staged a famous march.

Birmingham

In King's mind, the most segregated city in the country, Birmingham, Alabama saw a vigorous fight against segregation and on behalf of voting rights. King spent twenty-four hours in solitary confinement during this time and wrote his famous...

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