Not even half a century ago America was segregated, when everything depended on teh color of one's skin. Access to schools, restaurants, parks, buses or even water fountains was segregated. And born into this segregated world was Martin Luther King Jr..
The son of a black preacher, King was taught from a young age that he was equal. He deserved the same rights and freedoms as anyone. He dreams of a nation where people are not judged by the color of their skin but by their character. And he believed that dream could one day become reality.
Armed with one the nonviolent teachings of Ghandi and a staunch belief that all men and women were created equal, Martin Luther King Jr. stepped to the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. Through a series of peaceful protests and amrches, King captured the attention of the world...and changed the lives of millions of Americans forever.
About Lewis Helfand
Lewis Helfand is one of Campfire's most prolific writers, having scripted many of our biographies, classics and original titles. Some of his most popular works include the award winning Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa: Angel of the Slums and Abraham Lincoln: From the Log Cabin to the White House.
Martin Luther King Jr.: Let Freedom Ring by Michael Teitelbaum, Lewis Helfand