Martin Luther King Jr.: True Leaders Work For Peace

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Martin Luther King Jr.” True Leaders Work for Peace” Third Draft Jerry Cunningham Our world has had a lot of trouble for a long time with racism. There are some people who try to stop it and there are people that don’t care about it at all. Martin Luther King Jr. was a person that wanted to help and change the world in a good way. He fought for what he believed in and that is what makes him stand out from others. Martin died trying to stop war and violence in the world. There needs to be more people just like him. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated for his dream of a world free of segregation, but his hope lives on as his patriotic ideals still ring true today. Martin was born into a family of Baptist ministers (Brian). He was born on January 15, 1929 (Brian). His name was originally Michael because he was named after his father (Interesting Dr. Martin). When he was little he played with white boys (Discovery Education). The children’s mom said Martin couldn’t play with them anymore (Discovery Education). Martin’s mom explained to him why that had happened (Discovery Education). This was very upsetting to him and he was unhappy for…show more content…
was shot and killed on April 4, 1968 on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Thousands of people walked behind him to the cemetery in a parade (Marzollo). The quote, “free at last, free at last, God oh mighty, we’re free at last,” was on his gravestone (Marzollo). His body was flown to his hometown (Marzollo). We honor Martin every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Marzollo). Rioting happened after King’s death (Marzollo). The rioting spread over 40 cities (Marzollo). Looters took advantage of the situation (Marzollo). Four thousand national guardsmen were drafted into Memphis to help stop the violence (Marzollo). The president put a man hunt on James Earl Ray (Marzollo). There was a 100 thousand dollar reward for finding him (Marzollo). Ray went to Atlanta and later on went to
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