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!

Type
Mahatma Gandhi | Periscope
Mahatma Gandhi | Periscope

Photo

Gandhi used nonviolent protest to promote civil rights for the people of India. "True nonviolence should mean a complete freedom from ill will and anger and hate and an overflowing love for all." –...
March on Washington | Periscope
March on Washington | Periscope

Photo

Like Gandhi, Dr. King committed his life to peacefully helping people attain civil rights. Much of Dr. King's work concerned the civil rights of African Americans. During the 1950s, there were fewer...
Rosa Parks | Periscope
Rosa Parks | Periscope

Photo

In 1955, Rosa Parks, a seamstress living in Montgomery, Alabama, wanted to peacefully demonstrate what civil rights meant to her. She was arrested for sitting at the front of the bus, a place reserved...