Martin Luther King Jr, born in January 15 1929 and dead after his assassination the 4th of April 1968. Martin Luther king Jr was an american baptist as well as a american minister and activist in America. Also known as a good spokesperson and leader of the civil rights movement in 1954. Most known for his accomplishments in 1954 during the civil rights movement. Some of them being nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his christian beliefs. These actions inspired from the way Gandhi freed India from British rule.
His actions began in 1955 as he was a head leader and had a important role in the Montgomery bus boycott. During this time the black were rebelling against the Jim crook laws as well as fighting for civil rights between Whites and Blacks. Some of the other things Luther King Jr did was to help and organize a non violent march for civil rights in 1963, this march taking place in washington. At the same time this march on washington took place it was also where he delivered and performed his most famous speech “I have a dream”. Together with other social activists around america Martin Luther king Jr worked on establishing better rights and better rules for the blacks so they would also get the same rights as the whites during the 1950’s. But being black he faced a lot of resistance from the whites as well as threats and protests against the civil rights movement. But in the end he managed to prove his point and bring better civil rights for the blacks through a lot of peaceful and nonviolent protests.
Sadly Martin Luther King Jr’s life ended shortly in 1968 as he was assassinated and killed with a gunshot wound. At the time of the assassination. “On Thursday, 4th of April 1968 Martin luther king was staying in room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis”. as well as the assassination taking place as “King had gone out onto the balcony and was standing near his room when he was struck at 6: 01 p.m by a single.30-06 bullet fired from a Remington Model 760 rifle”. according to wikipedia. Later that day the crime scene was investigated with some witnesses coming forward and claiming a person named James Earl Ray being the murderer and the person to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr. The alleged killer James Earl Ray was put into court and sentenced as guilty with a 99 year punishment for his murder. In the end the civil rights movement and Martin luther king’s actions seemed to work as finally the rules were improved granting blacks the same rights and treatment as whites, and staying like that to this day.