His life
Why was Martin Luther King Jr a hero?
His most important achievements

His life
• He came from a middle-class family and had a good upbringing.

• Martin started at college at the age of 15, because he was smart enough to skip several classes. He had a good education and many degrees.

• A few years after his graduation he visited India to learn about Mahatma Gandhi because was he was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent way to achieve political goals.

• Martin Luther King Jr. was the pastor of the Dexter Avenue King Baptist Church, the only church where MLK pastored and the site where he began his Civil Rights activism.

Why was Martin Luther King Jr a hero?
• Martin Luther King Jr is one of the most important activists in African-american history.

• He dedicated his whole life to fight for equality and justice for all americans of all colors.

• He organized non-violent protests for freedom, peace and equality between Americans of all color.