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Martin Luther King, Jr.

My tribute to
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Have a Dream...
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was greatly influenced by the life of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the greatest Indian leaders and Henry Thoreau, who was a philosopher.

He struggled greatly for their freedom and lead in a non violent manner, both blacks and whites to marches and boycotts and sit downs and was later to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1964, President Johnson signed "The Civil Rights Act of 1964," stating that under the
Constitution, blacks had the same rights as whites, both in the South and North.

He was shot and murdered in 1968, as he prepared to help in support of a strike of the Memphis, Tenn. sanitation workers and a march for the poor people. As he stood outside his motel room, he was assassinated by James Earl Ray.

"Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the
personality and eats away its vital unity.
Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his
objectivity. It causes him to describe the
beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful,
and to confuse the true with the false and
the false with the true. Power at its best
is love implementing the demands of justice.
Justice at its best is love correcting
everything that stands against love."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Books written by
Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Trumpet of Conscience
Stride Toward Freedom
Strenght to Love
Why We Can't Wait


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