Martin Luther King jr.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice and sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.”
King was a significant person in America, who put down a mark for the whole world.
I would like to begin with a part of his most famous speech “I had a dream”
He was born on January 15.1929 in Atlanta Georgia.
His Father was a minister and his mother studied voice.
As a Child his favorite song was “I want to be Jesus”
A normal Boy you’d almost think, but he was different, he was black!
In the past the Blacks were disadvantaged in the USA e.g
The Blacks lived in special areas
Went to special school
They became fewer wages then withe workers
And they had worse chance to went to the university
1948 he began to study theology.
1953 he married Coretta Scott (met her philosophical club)
1955 he became a minister in the Dexter Avenue Baptist church in Montgomery.
His whole life he felt who he was, a nigger, who was less than a withe.
For example, if a bus was full and a black was sitting and a withe came into the bus, the black had to stand up so the withe can sit down.
But Rosa Parks didn’t follow this rule and remained seated.
The Bus driver called the police. She tried to explain the policeman’s the fact that she has to stand the whole day and her feet hurts. But nobody was interesting in that, they arrested her.
She paid 100$ deposit and was free.
When Martin heard this news he called upon the people who visited his church service to demonstrate.
They demonstrate by did not take the bus
So in the next few days nobody saw a black in the buses
More and more people came to his church service.
So he began to fight against racism
Martin Luther King organized numerous demonstrations and made a lot of speeches.
1964 he got the Nobel Peace Prize
In 1968 James Earl Ray killed him.
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