With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. and his father was also born Michael King, but the elder King changed his and his son's names following a 1934 trip to Germany to attend the Fifth Baptist World Alliance Congress in Berlin.King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. It was during this time he chose to be called Martin Luther King in honor of the German reformer Martin Luther. His mother was an accomplished organist and choir leader, and she took him to various churches to sing.
George Gale's mercantile business was the largest inventoried on the lower Eastern Shore before mid-eighteenth century. He had a plow and harrow and a cart, indications that tobacco and corn were probably not his only field crops, although only corn appears in the inventory. His wife spun yarn, and Gale's inventory includes two pounds of linen.
King became a civil rights activist early in his career.
He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president.
(Will of George Gale, 6/6/1712, Annapolis WB5/438) Gale's estate was valued at £3,348.12.5 sterling, ten slaves, silver plate worth £28, one-half interest in the sloop compared the inventories of two prominent landowners including George Gale who was described as, an immigrant from a merchant family of Whitehaven in Cumberland County, near the Scottish border.
Testators were Robert Catherwood, Esther Denwood, Jr. The will was probated in Somerset County on 8/20/1712.
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