Martin Luther King: The March That Changed The Nation

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The March that Changed the Nation I believe that our nation has finally come to understand what Martin Luther King Jr.s dream actually meant. However, because we understand this doesn’t mean we’ve all acted to make it become true. I believe that it’s hard for some people to forgive and adapt to the new ways of life. In Martin’s speech he says “One day all White and Black children will One day hold hands”. In order to reach this goal I think a cycle will have to be completed to make people get rid of their prejudice thoughts and hateful actions. Martin had many accomplishments and a wonderful life. He has four kids named Dexter, Yolanda, Martin Luther King Jr III, and Bernice. In life he was a great Baptist, Minister, and Social Activist.…show more content…
Participants walked down Constitution and Independence Avenue , on August 28, 1963. Although many people participated, the march was not universally supported by other activists. Even though Martin had his doubts about it, he stuck to it and reinvented the world. Martin was a great man and he accomplished many things in his lifetime, but he was still human. He was growing tired of marches, jail, and death threats. He knew he was going to die soon so he gave his final speech. On April 3rd, 1968, Martin gave his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. Many people think the speech was about foreshadowing his death and that is true. Soon after this speech a few days later, Martin was shot outside on his balcony. James Earl, the man who shot him with a sniper was later found guilty. He was sentenced 99 years in prison. In the end Martin was one of the most graceful, peaceful, and smartest leader this nation had. He changed the world for the better and never gave up despite the hatred. Our nation still isn’t 100% of the way there, but we could be so much worse. I think if Martin was still alive, he would be proud of his country. He was a fighter and fought till the end of his
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