Research Paper On Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King had a dream. But have the dream come true?

Martin wanted to achieve equality between black and white people with the use of nonviolence and civil disobedience. Martin Luther King was born 15th of January in1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a baptist minister who fought for the rights of the African-American people. He led the bus boycott in Montgomery in 1955, after Rosa Parks. He was also one of the main organizators behind the March on Washington in 1963, where he held the famous speech "I have a dream." Martin was killed by a gunshot the 4th of April 1968.

James Earl Ray was convicted for the assassination of Martin Luther King. He pleaded guilty for the murder, and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. Later he has said …show more content…

When Abernathy heard a shot he ran out to the balcony and found King laying there bleeding from the cheek, and unconscious but with a pulse. King was brought to St. Joseph 's Hospital, where the doctors performed CPR. They were unable to regain consciousness, Martin Luther King was pronounced dead at 7:05 pm. that day.

After King 's death, there was a nationwide wave of race riots. Many people was arrested and injured, and some even killed, during the. The presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was informed of the assassination when he was on his way to a campaign rally, he gave a short speech and urged the supporters of King to continue the nonviolent fight. Three days later after King 's death was declared as a national day of mourning for the civil rights leader.

Today we all know about Martin Luther King. He is one of the most known civil rights leader. Today the words of King is known all over the world and it still has affect on people. Things is much better now, but there are still places that is full of racism and hate. Martin Luther King had a dream. In his dream speech he said "I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream

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