Martin Luther King Jr.

By: Jacqueline L. Harris

Martin Luther King Jr leading a boycott.

Despite white people not giving African Americans the same respect, Martin has decided to run a boycott. On December 5, 1955, all of the African Americans did not take the bus to school, or work. Instead, they walked, rode a bike, or carpooled with some friends. This was to show the whites that they needed to have respect, and freedom. The whites found out that they needed to stop Dr. King if they wanted to stop the boycott. So, the whites blew up Dr. King's house. Even though his house got blown up with his wife inside, Dr. King didn't believe in fighting back.
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"I Have A Dream"

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave the speech that will soon change the ways of segregation. About 200 thousand, black and white, came to Washington to march by bus, train, car, or plane. After the march, speeches were made by famous people including Jackie Robinson. After a while, it was time for Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech. His speech, "I Have A Dream", was based upon the idea of freedom. That speech left the people to keep preventing segregation. And it worked for most people, but not for James Earl Ray, who assassinated Dr. King on April 4, 1968.

Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream Speech