Martin Luther was great social worker. He was fighter of black people rights. He was a brave person.
Martin Luther king was born on 15th January, 1929 at Atlanta in the United States of America. He was a highly educated man and child the job of a clergyman. But as he was a black, he too suffered from humiliation. He fought for the rights of blacks in his country.
Slavery in the United States of America was abolished long back in 1862. But the blacks were still humiliated. No black was permitted to have a seat in a bus until every white had been seated. There were separate drinking taps for the blacks. Martin Luther initiated the boycott movement against separate seats for blacks in buses in Montgomery. He got the support of thousands of blacks in this movement. Finally, the government put a stop against the discrimination in buses and later on in education, employment and public places.
Martin Luther gave many inspiring lectures in USA. He was arrested many times. But like Mahatma Gandhi, he always followed the path of non- violence and asked his followers to do the same. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace in 1964. He, too, was shot dead like Mahatma Gandhi. He felt victim to a bullet in Memphis on 4th April, 1968. When martin Luther visited India, he said, ` I am not a tourist. I have come on a pilgrimage to pay homage to the land of Mahatma Gandhi’.
Martin Luther king took his cue from Gandhi to set right the wrongs by love ant by hatred. He wanted the Negroes to enjoy the same facilities and civic rights as the Americans. He shot into national prominence when he spearheaded a boycott of the public buses in Montgomery to protest against separate seats on them. The Supreme of U.S. Court declared racial segregation in public transport as unlawful.