Hello friends! For this blog post we decided to shake things up a little. We’ll be listing the accolades and fun facts about this person and leave it up to the reader to figure out who it’s about! With that being said, let’s jump right into it.
Childhood and Education
This man was born in Atlanta, Georgia and started his scholastic excellence early on. Skipping both Ninth and Twelfth grade due to a blatant show of capability, he succinctly started college at the age of fifteen. Just “going to college” wasn’t enough however, and he quickly wrapped up his undergrad and moved on to claim his PHD at Boston University School of Theology.
After his successful chase for formal education, this man turned his attention to where he could apply this knowledge. He was soon called to be a pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, in Alabama. Without giving away too much information, it’s important to know that Montgomery, Alabama was a rough place to be for a person of such distinction as our subject at this time. His time to shine as the champion of the people arose in 1955, when he headed a citywide boycott of the local bus system in response to a member of his flock being persecuted.
A Legacy Like No Other
Delivering over 2,500 public speeches in an eleven year period, this man dedicated his life to spreading the gospel of equality. You might be astonished to know that this man was willing to pay whatever price necessary to fight for his people, resulting in over 20 arrests for his peaceful protests. Mediocrity had no place in this man’s life, as made apparent by his reception of the Nobel Peace Prize at 35 years old. He was the youngest man to ever receive this honor. By now, you’ve probably guessed that the man in question is none other than Martin Luther King Jr. January 21st is MLK Jr. Day so we wanted to remind everyone of our favorite American Hero.
We at Kalidy know the importance of equality and hope you all carry that on into 2019.