Cause Of Martin Luther King's Assassination

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Martin Luther King Jr. once said "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love" (qtd. in "Martin"). Martin believed that people of all color could come together as one, which he helped achieved, but also cost him his life. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very inspirational man whose assassination was caused by people of other race, being threatened by his want for change in what was considered to be equality for his people.
There were many causes as to why Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and his background has a lot to do with it. According to the Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination article, King stated, "I 'm not fearing any man" ("MLK Jr.
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was his unbelievably and undoubted fame. Martin was undoubtedly one of the most famous speakers of his time. Martin gave over 450 speeches a year and also wrote five books (Blake). Of course, King 's most famous speech of them all was the I Have a Dream speech. So many people were mesmerized by how he spoke and what he spoke about during this speech. People were amazed at how he openly spoke on racism, discrimination, and the rights that all races deserved. However, due to this courage to speak out, it also made a lot of racists feel threatened by the thought of change in their way of…show more content…
According to the article King, Martin Luther Jr., Gregory L. Kaster states "King 's oratory, courage, and steadfast commitment to nonviolence enabled him to inspire both Southern blacks and many Northern whites in the struggle to desegregate the South" (Kaster). Martin was a big believer in no segregation and equal rights for all. During King 's time, it was against the law for blacks to vote and Martin was very unpleased by this. So Martin recruited people of all colors to march with him from Selma to Montgomery to protest the wrongful law. Also, King fought for desegregation all over the world, he felt it was wrong and very distasteful of people to treat and make people use different vicinities based on their skin color. So he also marched and spoke on the segregation laws and how he wanted them for not only his people but all people no matter their race. During this time, it was also illegal for blacks and whites to date which King spoke briefly against. King believed that people should be able to love whomever they please no matter their race and that people also should not judge other people for dating outside their race. It was well known during that time that black men were beaten or even hung for just catcalling a white woman, let alone having a sexual relationship with white women. White and black women were also very looked down upon and sometimes beaten for dating any men outside
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