Why We Can't Wait
by Martin Luther King Jr
(First published July 1964)
The year the writer of this novel,
Was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize

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Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia

  • King was ordained a minister in 1948 and enters into the education process of it at Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania working towards a divinity degree.

  • In 1953, He marries Coretta Scott with whom conceived 4 children: Yolanda, Dexter, Martin, and Bernice

  • In 1954, King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

  • Completed graduate school at Boston University and earned his Ph.D. degree in theology in 1955

  • At a march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his famous, "I Have a Dream" speech" at the Lincoln Memorial

  • Won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for leading nonviolent civil rights demonstrations

  • Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed on April 4, 1968 at the age of 39 becoming the second American whose birthday is observed as a national holiday with the first being George Washington, the United States of America's first president.

  • 10,000 Admirers and supporters of the fallen hero assemble together in his honor and march down Denny Way to the Seattle Center singing "We Shall Overcome" on April 7, 1968.

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