Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr was a black Christian preacher borne 1929 in Atlanta. He was a son of the reveron Martin King. In his one childhood blacks couldn’t go to the same parks, swimming pools and schools as white people. He remembered how some whites and even policeman’s could be. Martin Luther King wanted all people to have a better life and fight for black rights and a non-violent world.
It was a hundred years after the Civil War. Blacks and White where still not equal. The human rights were unfair for the blacks. In December 1995 a black woman named Rosa Parks was riding a bus home from work. She was sick and tired on unfair laws. She didn’t give up her seat to a white man so she was arrested. This was the beginning of a lot of actions against the unfair laws in the southern parts of US lead by Martin Luther King. Rosa is not the only one who’s been arrested for being black and unfair treated Dr King has also been sitting in yale many times because of his work for human rights.
In 1963 there was a demonstration march on Washington D.C. where over 250.000 people, black and white took part. That’s when he made his famous speech, “ I have a dream…” Black and white Americans made this dream come true. Now the laws are passed to give all Americans equal rights.
In !964 Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel prize for peace but in 1968 he was shot and killed because of his ides. He’s remembered all over the world and his birthday, 15 January, is a national holiday in the US.
Martin Luther King fighted and he succeeded. Not the whole way through but a bit. Blacks and white are still not equal and if Martin Luther King was living today he would have continued his struggle. He finis... Ladda upp arbete
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