Martin Luther King Jr Essay Outline
"I have a dream that my four 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."
— Martin Luther King, Jr. / "I Have A Dream" speech, August 28, 1963
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia and he was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee the day after his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” speech and was shot on his balcony. His parents were Michael King Sr. (1899-1984) and Alberta Williams King (1926-1974). His dad had his name changed to Martin in 1929 but King’s wasn’t changed. He was the middle child and when he was five he entered public school. when he was 11 his grandmother …show more content…
In 1959, with the help of the American Friends Service Committee, and inspired by Gandhi's success with non-violent activism. In Greensboro, North Carolina some African-American students began the “sit-in” movement in February 1960.
Martin and his wife Coretta Scott King (1927-2006) had four children named Yolanda King (1955-2007), Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King and, Bernice King. Yolanda was an American Activist and first born. Martin Luther King III is a American human rights advocate and community activist. Dexter Scott King is an actor and a documentary film maker. Bernice King is an American Minister.
King was arrested 29 times his whole life for minor reasons. In the spring of 1963 king gave his “I Have a Dream” speech and touched millions, and on August 28, 1963 he lead the historic March on Washington which drew more than 200,000 in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial. On March 7, 1965, a civil rights march was planned from Selma to Montgomery and turned violent, Police had tear gas and nightsticks, dogs and horses as they tried to stop them from crossing the Edmond Pettus. In late 1965 to 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. had expanded his Civil Rights Movement into other bigger American cities such as Los Angeles and