Martin Luther King, Jr. leading the march from Selma to Montgomery to protest the lack of voting rights for African Americans. Beside King are John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy. (Photo by Steve Schapiro/Corbis via Getty Images)

When you read the essay a young Martin Luther King wrote in his college newspaper, it’s easy to see the foundation for the renowned orator he would soon become.