Martin Luther King Jr was born on the 15th of January, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, known as Michael Luther King Jr and was than assassinated on the 4th of April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. The world renowned Baptist minister and social activist had a massive impact on the American civil rights movement from the mid 1950’s until his assassination in 1968. Martin Luther King Jr’s up bringing was fairly pleasant and he was brought up with a great education. However, he had his couple of prejudices and traumatic experience through out his life. One of these including one of his friends who was a fair skinned boy who was told to tell King that he was no longer allowed to play with him because the children were now attending…show more content… When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person in 1955 she was arrested. When the Supreme Court ruled segregated seating on public buses unconstitutional in 1956, King was highly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and also Bayard Rustin who was a activist. Martin Luther King Jr’s role was the SCLC president and has his position he traveled around the world giving lectures on non-violent protest and civil rights. King Jr would meet with religious figures, activist and political leaders. One family who Martin Luther King Jr met had describe him as “the guiding light of our technique of non-violent social change.” (MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. 2017). King Jr and his family moved back to Atlanta in 1960 where he joined his father as co-pastor. In 1964 King Jr held and organised the March on Washington for jobs and freedom and was attended by 200,000-300,000 participants. The march was widely regarded as a watershed moment in the history of the American civil rights.The walk finished in King's most renowned address, known as the "I Have a Dream" discourse, an energetic call for peace and uniformity that many consider a perfect work of art of talk. Remaining on the means of the Lincoln Memorial a landmark to the president who a century sooner had cut down the foundation of servitude in the United…show more content… He was standing on the balcony of a motel in Memphis Which is where he had made a trip to help a sanitation laborers' strike. In the wake of his passing, a rush of mobs cleared significant urban areas the nation over, while President Johnson announced a national day of grieving. James Earl Ray, a got away convict and known bigot, conceded to the murder and was condemned to 99 years in jail.
Martin Luther King Jr was a activist that was known for his famous speech “I had a dream”, he changed the lives for many people and helped changed the future. The world renowned Baptist minister and social activist had a massive impact on the American civil rights movement from the mid 1950’s until his assassination in 1968. Martin Luther King Jr was born on the 15th of January, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, known as Michael Luther King Jr and was than assassinated on the 4th of April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States and has still left a footprint on many people