B. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the age of 18, Dr. King was ordained. He continued his education in religion, eventually earning a doctorate from Boston University in 1955.

While he was in college, one of his heroes was a man named Mahatma Gandhi. Although Gandhi's country of India was upset by violence, he used only nonviolent methods to make change. Gandhi believed in equality and freedom through civil rights for the Indian people. Civil rights ensured that all people had the same opportunities and treatment under the law.

Find out why Dr. King is one of the most celebrated civil rights leaders!

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A la edad de 18 años, el Dr. King fue ordenado al ministerio. Continuó su educación en religión, y eventualmente en 1955 obtuvo un doctorado de la Universidad de Boston. 

Mientras estaba en la universidad, uno de sus héroes era un hombre llamado Mahatma Gandhi. La India, el país de Gandhi, estaba afectado por la violencia, pero el sólo utilizó métodos no violentos para hacer cambios. Gandhi creía en la igualdad y la libertad del pueblo Hindú a través de los Derechos Civiles. Los Derechos Civiles garantizan que todas las personas tengan las mismas oportunidades y tratos de acuerdo a la ley. 

¡Descubra por qué el Dr. King es uno de los líderes de los Derechos Civiles más célebres!  

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Mahatma Gandhi | Periscope
Mahatma Gandhi | Periscope

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March on Washington | Periscope

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Rosa Parks | Periscope

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