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On August 28, 1963, before a crowd of 250,000 people, Martin Luther King, delivered the legendary “I Have A Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. That speech, along with many others that Dr. King delivered, has had a lasting influence on world rhetoric.
However, over a decade before his legendary speech, while attending Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania, he earned a C in public speaking during his first and second term.
Martin Luther King is a big defender of civil rights and black communities: Through his connections with the Big Five civil rights groups, and other support groups, Dr. King’s skill and effectiveness grew exponentially. He organized and led marches for blacks' right to vote, desegregation, labor rights, and other basic civil rights.
In 1964, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his civil rights and social justice activism. Most of the rights Dr. King organized protests around were successfully enacted into law.
"Happynass Editor comment: the grade for a particular activity or lesson, can never be an obstacle to grow in life in the same field which we failed earlier or we weren't performing! life experiences also teach us sometimes, better than "theories lessons". Martin Luther King had a cause, the charisma, and the talent of a leadership which gave him the power and motivation to be a speaker who contributed in so many changes in the world we live today.