On January 15, 1929 Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. The son of a Baptist minister, Martin Luther King, Jr. earned a doctorate degree in theology and went on to become a powerful speaker. Dr. King organized several peaceful protests and was instrumental in the civil rights movement. He is most well-known for his "I Have a Dream" speech.
It is partially due to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s hard work and dedication that racial discrimination is outlawed in the United States. As a teacher, I am most excited about the accomplishments that were made in the field of education. Students of all backgrounds, colors, and religions now learn together. We still have a long way to go for complete equality in this country, but we owe a big thank you to people like Martin Luther King, Jr. for helping us get started in the right direction.
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