Martin Luther King lost his life when he was trying to stop racism in the South. He was one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders of the 1960s. Martin was born in Atlanta, 1929. His dad was the minister of the local church.

When Martin was fifteen he went to Morehouse College. He graduated in 1948 and like his dad he wanted to become a minister of the local church. Martin married Coretta Scott in 1953. They had 4 children and they were together until his death.

After the bus boycott in 1956 was a bomb thrown on to Martins house and again in 1956 another bomb was thrown at his house. Luckily both times did the bombs not explode. The bus boycott did that Martin was arrested.