Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr. born in 1929, was both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist who had a staggering impact on race relations in the United States. As a young boy he questioned religion and challenged its beliefs. It was only later in his junior year, after taking a bible class that Martin Luther King Jr renewed his faith and began a career in the ministry. In the mid 1950’s, he established himself as a civil rights champion as he considered racism and segregation to be an affront to God’s will. His famous “I Have a Dream” speech was delivered on August 28th 1963. Shortly thereafter and because of Martin Luther King Jr, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were created.

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude”