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Martin Luther King Jr.

I think this is not the first time I heard about Martin Luther King Jr. However, I don’t know exactly who he is.

TIME magazine presents photo-biography of him to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day which is observed on the third Monday of January. But, wait, who is he? What is so great about him?

After reading several sources, including Wikipedia of course, Martin Luther King is an influential civil rights leader. He is best known as iconic that against discrimination in the United States. He is also known by “Black Gandhi” because he used non violent methods as Gandhi did.

He was born in Atlanta at 1929. Martin grew as educated and religious person. His father, Martin Luther King Sr., taught him Catholic in a very discipline way. It is not surprised that Martin Jr. followed the path of his father.

Being grown in a religious family make Martin Jr. be more critical to the condition of surrounding environment. When he was a Montgomery church, he always teaches his congregation that all people are the same.

The effort that Martin did to fight against racism is with peace. Not all negro people agreed with his method, but Martin believed that violence will lead to another bigger violence.

After he has been fighting constantly against racism, he died tragically on this hotel. He was shot by a stranger.

Although he has passed away, his spirit will always together with the people who have dream. Martin is right, people who see other people by his/her skin is a stupid.