How Did Martin Luther King Impact The World

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Impact on the World Imagine what modern day America would be like if Martin Luther King Jr. was still alive. Would America have more laws or be a better place if he wasn’t assassinated? Would he have fulfilled his dreams and revealed his vision to others? “Martin Luther King Jr. had a vision of a society in which race was not an issue in how people were treated or in how they were allowed to live their lives” (YourDictionary). King made a difference during his time, but there really has not been much change since. Impact during the Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist and a preacher in the Civil Rights Movement. Between the years 1954-1968, King accomplished many significant things. Some of those…show more content…
In this speech he exclaims “I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) Ironically, the next day while standing outside of his motel balcony, King was shot and killed by an escaped convict who disagreed with what King participated in. After King was assassinated, all Hell broke loose across America and more than 100 cities had riots. Although there was this outbreak of violence, there was some peace. “There was a day of national mourning on 7 April. There were processions and gatherings in stadiums and parks in New York, Newark, Houston, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and other cities in honour of Dr. King” (The National Archives Learning Curve). Since King played a major role in the Civil Rights Movement, he has a U.S. national holiday, the third Monday of January, dedicated to him. On this holiday, many schools across the country teach their students about his impact on society and why he was an important figure during that time. There are also many buildings, schools, and parks, named after King for his
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