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Discover how the childhood of Martin Luther King, Jr. prepared him to be a prominent civil rights leader and one of American history’s greatest all-stars.Martin Luther King, Jr., had an enormous effect on race relations in the United States and is well known for his civil rights activism beginning in the 1950s and continuing until—and beyond—his assassination in 1968. He was instrumental in the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1975, and he...
Dharathula Millender was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. She earned a BS from Indiana State Teachers College and an MS from Purdue University. Mrs. Millender was a teacher and school librarian. She is the author of several books, including biographies of the young Crispus Attucks, Louis Armstrong, and Martin Luther King, Jr.