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The Life of Martin Luther King. Jr

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´╗┐Martin Luther King. Jr By: Sara Khalil History Assessment Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15th 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. On April 4th 1968 (aged 39) he had past away since his murderer; James Earl Ray shot Martin with a bullet which headed on the right hand side of his neck, smashing his throat and than going through his spinal cord before injuring his shoulder. He was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, where doctors opened his chest and performed manual heart massage. He was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. James was captured two months later and was sentenced to 9 years in prison for his murder. ...read more.

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was a well-known Civil Rights Activist who was attempting to get rid of discrimination and to overthrow the unfair segregation laws in the South. If Martin didn?t succeed in delivering his beliefs of segregation, there is a good chance that Alabama would have been much slower in killing the segregation laws. In 1960, Martin moved with his family to Atlanta and becomes the co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, which was his father?s old church. He made a famous speech that is known as the "I have a Dream" speech. That speech was an inspiration to millions of African-American people. Martin was a powerful speaker who knew how to get people involved into speeches; he also was a well known figure in the society and accomplished his success through mostly speeches and his written essays. ...read more.

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He did this by all his courage and any tactics he could use, and carefully made his point valid. I have chosen this topic because Martin Luther King Jr. has spoke very good speeches, believed in nonviolent resistance and made blacks and white?s equals. As well as America will always remember the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year, on the third Monday in January, they celebrate his birthday. This is the first national holiday to honor an individual black American. We are all responsible to promote, teach and live the American Dream. Reference Page Internet: 1. Michael.C (2012) Martin, Luther King http://www.bbc.co.uk (22/09/12) 2. Rachel.S (2011) Martin Luther King Jr. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html (22/09/12) Books: 1. Nigel.K (1988) Living Through History Harcourt Education Limited (21/09/12) 2. Aaron.W (2009) Technology, War and Identities Folens Limited (21/09/12) ...read more.

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