Influenced by Gandhi, Thoreau, and Jesus, he used nonviolent resistance to become a social activist. Martin led civil rights marches and gave powerful and influential speeches, like his I Have a Dream speech at the March on Washington.
Martin hoped that all people would come together for freedom and equality. Martin's work towards equality would eventually become law, such as the legal end of racial segregation.
Martin Luther King Jr. changed the lives of all Americans and will forever be an American hero.
About the Author
Amber Calderon (Illustrator) is a young artist pursuing a Studio Art degree from DePauw University. Amber has found a deep fondness for digital art and drawing. Much of her interest in making art is rooted in replicating, understanding, and manipulating the world around her.
Table of Contents
1 Crowing Up 1
2 College Bound 11
3 Martin Becomes a Leader 23
4 Marching Toward Freedom 35
5 To Birmingham 43
6 On to Washington, D.C. 53
7 A Year to Remember 61
8 The March from Selma to Montgomery 69
9 Martin's Final Days 79
10 The Power of Dr. King's Words 91
Select Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. 101
Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline 104
World Timeline 105