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Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Date Submitted: 03/17/2010 04:10 PM
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Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader and activist. He was also a pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He died on April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to stop segregation and racism in the southern states of the U.S. He fought for these civil rights most of his life. He was pretty successful and his message got to mostly everyone but sadly it ended with a tragedy when he took a shot to the head, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Unfortunately we all wish that hadn’t happened but that didn’t make us forget about him. Martin Luther King Jr. is still remembered today. Many people feel that Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. Some people didn’t think the same way, most likely the racists. Martin Luther King Jr. is influential to me because he expressed his feelings no matter what people thought about him. Some people looked upon him as a hero. Some people looked upon him as a villain. The thing is that Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t care of what people said and thought about him. He wanted to stop the segregation and the racism because it just wasn’t right and fair. He just wanted his dream to come true. His dream is mentioned in his famous I Have a Dream speech.
Another quality that Martin Luther King Jr. has is being heroic and courageous. Martin Luther King Jr. has been trying to stop segregation and racism no matter what it takes. Martin Luther King Jr. received death calls and notes usually telling him to stop what he’s doing or he’ll die in like three days or so. Even if those threats scared him and almost made him stop what he’s doing he got himself together and continued at what he’s best at doing. Phone calls and letters that haunted Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t the only he thing that came in his way, which he overcame. Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t all that good. He got arrested a few times during his civil rights career,...

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