Martin Luther King Research Paper

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Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr is a hero for the African–American people. He was born on January 15, 1929 and died on April 4, 1968. He’s an African-American pastor, activist, and humanitarian. He is known for his advancement on civil rights. His birth name was “Michael King” and he was a middle child between an older sister and a younger brother. He spoke out for justice so that the African-American have the same rights as the Americans do. He got inspired from Mahatma Gandhi’s success with non-violence activism. It moved him to went to India and saw the rights there. It affected him and made him to commit to US’s struggle for civil rights. It’s not easy to fight for what is right and it made King got betrayed by many democrats. In 1955, something changed. In that year, two African-American women refuse to give up their seats for the white people. One of them was named Rosa Parks. She got arrested for refusing to give her seat to the white people. King involved in the case and it was named Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Boycott lasts for 385 days, and the situation became tempting and it made King’s house got bombed and arrested. Because of his role in the Boycott, it changed him into a national figure and best-known spoke man for civil rights. After the Montgomery Bus Boycott movement, King and several civil rights activists founded a new conference called the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Its goal was to make black churches to protest with non-violence method. King led this conference until his death. The conference itself at the beginning was not a success, King was almost been killed by a crazy women who thinks that King was not on her side. King also had been criticized by many groups they think... ... middle of paper ... ...Poor People’s Campaign”. The campaign is to state issues of economic justice. His vision was for change that was more revolutionary he argued that "reconstruction of society itself is the real issue to be faced". The campaign was controversial even with the civil rights movement. Not long after the campaign, March 29, 1968, in Memphis, King got assasinated. He got shot at his cheek while he was standing on his motel balcony. The bullet smashed his jaw and got into his spinal cord. He was then brought to the hospital but they couldn’t do anything and state the death for him. It was pity hearing his death is not as peaceful as it is. But we must know that because of him, now everyone can live fairly and in justice. He made black and white people collied and reunite. He’s a hero to all of us and will always be. His worked will always be remembered through history.

In this essay, the author

  • Describes martin luther king jr as a hero for the african-american people. he was born in 1929 and died on april 4, 1968.
  • Describes how king's role in the montgomery bus boycott movement changed him into a national figure and best-known spoke man for civil rights.
  • Describes king's involvement in the albany movement, a desegregation coalition formed in albany, georgia in november 1961.
  • Describes how the sclc campaign against racial segregation and a injustice economy in birmingham, alabama, used non-violent tactics.
  • Narrates how king represented the sclc in march 1963 and was involved with the "big six" civil rights oraganizations who were instrumental in the organization. king's 17-minute speech "i have a dream" inspired the black.
  • Opines that even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, he still has a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed.
  • Envisions that mississippi, a state sweltering with oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
  • Opines that their four children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by their character. they dream that one day, down in alabama, little black boys and black girls will join hands with little white boys
  • Explains that king organized the poor people's campaign in 1968 to state issues of economic justice. the campaign was controversial even with the civil rights movement.
  • Opines that king was assassinated in memphis in 1968. the bullet smashed his jaw and got into his spinal cord. he made black and white people collide and reunite.
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