Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr's events that have accured in his life

Civil Rights Activist

Martin Luther King Jr. led the Civil Rights Movement that occurred in the US from the mid 1950's until his death by assassination in 1968.He was a Baptist minister and social activist. He made a large impact on African American civil rights. He played an important role in ending the segregation of African American citizens. He created the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He is known as one of the most honored African American leaders in history.

Martin Luther King Jr's Death

Martin Lurther King Jr. was assassinated on April,4,1968 at 6:05 p.m. he was on the second floor room at the Lorraine motel in Memphis, Tennessee when he was shot dead. There were more than 40 deaths because of his assassination. James Earl Ray, a 40-year-old escaped fugitive, later confessed to the crime and was sentenced to a 99-year prison term