Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was a black man born on 15th of January 1929. He followed his in his dad's footsteps and became a minister. In those days racisim was a part of every day life. They did not go to the same schools, shops or were aloud to sit at the front of buses. In the 50's Martin Luther King led a successful boycott of segregated buses. He led a protest in 1963 at Birmingham, Alabama. Police then used dogs and water cannons on the protestors and arrested Martin Luther King an thousands more. It shocked many and Martin's cause grew considerably. Later that year he gave a speech to up to 300,000 asking them to stop racism his speech started with "I have a dream".

The death of Martin luther king

Martin Luther King was killed by a sniper when he prepared to give a speech in 1968. He never saw his dream fulfilled. Although he never saw his dream fulfilled he inspired many like Aboriginal activist Charlie Perkins who changed the constitution. Martin Luther King hasn't stoped racism but he certainly helped.