Martin Luther King Jr., the iconic civil rights leader, was born into a world where he did not enjoy the same rights or opportunities as white Americans. Yet, he prompted great societal change through remarkable, peaceful means. This compelling and comprehensive biography takes readers on the journey of King's life from young Georgia pastor to the iconic trailblazer who met a tragic end. A timeline provides a summary of significant moments in King's life. His key speeches and books are noted as well, so readers can continue to experience this extraordinary man's powerful words, still relevant today.