Martin Luther King ,Jr., inspired and changed the world. It is with great respect and admiration, that I post the following quote picture. I would like to say a special thank you to the King Family, for allowing the legendary civil rights leader himself, to be adorned with a Masters of Money green border, along with our company logo. Masters of Money is a proud supporter of bringing the world together, to help solve problems through peaceful solutions, and to unite mankind for the greater good of us all.
About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family’s long tenure as pastors of Ebenezer Baptist Church, in Atlanta, Georgia, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death, Martin Luther acted as co-pastor.
Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of 15. He received a B. A. degree in 1948, from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta, where both his father and grandfather had graduated. After 3 years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary, in Pennsylvania, where he was elected president of a predominantly white senior class, he was awarded a B.D., in 1951. With a fellowship won at Crozer, he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence for a doctorate, in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston, he met and married Coretta Scott, a young woman of uncommon intellectual and artistic abilities. Martin Luther King, and Coretta Scott King, had 4 children together. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters.
In 1954, Martin Luther King became pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, in Montgomery, Alabama. Always a strong advocate for civil rights for members of the negro/black race, King was, by this time, a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind in the country.
In December of 1955, he led the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in the United States. The boycott lasted 382 days. On December 21st, 1956, after the Supreme Court of the United States had declared unconstitutional ,the laws requiring segregation on buses, negroes and whites rode the buses as equals. During the days of boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, and he was subjected to personal abuse.
In 1957, he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement. The ideals for the organization he took from Christianity, and its operational techniques from Mahatma Gandhi.
In the 11 period from 1957 to 1968, King traveled over 6,000,000 miles, and spoke over 2,500 times, wrote 5 books, and numerous articles. In these years, he led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a “Coalition of conscience”, wrote “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, a manifesto of the civil rights revolution, he directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, known as the “l Have a Dream Speech”, he conferred with President John F. Kennedy, and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson, he was arrested over 20 times, and assaulted on 4 separate occasions, he was awarded 5 honorary degrees; was named Times Magazines “Man of the Year”, in 1963; and became not only the symbolic leader of American negro/civil rights movement, but also a world figure.
At the age of 35, Martin Luther King, Jr., became the youngest man ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
On the evening of April 4th, 1968, while giving a speech, standing on the balcony of his second floor hotel room, in Memphis, Tennessee, Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, by James Earl Ray.