Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

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Part 9 – Martin Luther King Jr – cont’d

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR – CONT’D   In 1959, inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s success with  non-violent activism, King visited Gandhi’s birthplace. The trip profoundly affected him, increasing his commitment to the civil rights struggle in his country. In the spring of 1963 he organized a demonstration in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Though entire families were in […]

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Part 8 – Martin Luther King Jr.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR (1929 – 1968)   Martin Luther King Jr was a Baptist minister and civil rights activist. He was one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history. King attended Booker T. Washington High School, where he was said to be a precocious student. He skipped the ninth and eleventh […]

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