Martin Luther King Jfk Assassination Research Paper

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She eventually got arrested, but motivated a boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr. What swayed the votes towards Kennedy was when after King Jr. was arrested, Kennedy called Mrs. King and offered his sympathy. While Kennedy was offering his sympathy, his brother, Bobby Kennedy, called the judge in charge of King’s case and got him released from prison. King then said “I’ve got a suitcase of votes, and I’m going to take them to Mr. Kennedy.” King changed the political campaign tremendously by pretty much not even giving Nixon a fighting chance. Although King had countless followers during the Civil Rights Movement, he warped their minds to believe that his decision was the right decision. King was just another African American who was a part…show more content…
The musical Assassins creates an understanding of what might have been going on in the assassinators’ minds before killing or attempted killing the president of the United States. John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, creates a collision between the other assassin’s beliefs and morals. In the musical, Booth says the…show more content…
Booth says “All your life you’ve been a victim, lee, A victim of indifference and neglect. Of your mother’s scorn, your wife’s contempt, of Soviet stupidity, American injustice. You’ve finally had enough, so how are you planning to get even? By becoming you own victim.” The depression that has overcome Oswald might have been because of the high expectation put upon him during the time of the Civil Rights Movement. Oswald’s mother being senseless, and his wife’s constant displeasure could have done a large number of mental damage to a person. Booth produced a wholesome argument for Oswald to compete with when contemplating on assassinating the president or not. “Lee, when you kill a president, it isn’t murder. Murder is a tawdry little crime; it’s born of greed, or lust, or liquor. Adulterers and shopkeepers get murdered. But when a President gets killed, when Julius Caesar got killed… he was assassinated. And the man who did it…” says Booth. Oswald then replied, “Brutus.” Booth continued, “Ah! You know his name. Brutus assassinated Caesar, what? two thousand years ago, and here’s a high school drop-out with a twenty-five and hour job in Dallas, Texas who knows who he was. And they say fame isn’t fleeting…” Booth is trying to explain to Oswald that instead of killing himself and becoming his own victim, to kill the heart of
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