I used this two colors on the face of this man just to show that he was a man with a lot on his mind. He was several people within one. The true color is the family man. The other color shows a man who was different. An Activist, a politician and a preacher.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was originally born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. He later became a successful minister and adopted the name Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of the German Protestant religious leader Martin Luther.
A RELIGIOUS MAN: His own words “Of course I was religious. I grew up in the church. My father is a preacher, my grandfather was a preacher, my great-grandfather was a preacher, my only brother is a preacher, my daddy ‘s brother is a preacher. So I didn’t have much choice”.
AN ACTIVIST: Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King is remembered for his non-violent protests against segregation and his "I Have a Dream" speech.
A FAMILY MAN: King met and fell in love with a cafeteria worker, which was not acceptable to his father. His father also did not approve of his relationship with Coretta Scott. King defied his father’s wishes and went on to marry Coretta Scott, with whom he had four children.
King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. He was assassinated in April 1968 and continues to be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history
February 26th, 2019
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