Martin Luther King Jr Assassination Research Paper

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The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. always say: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” No matter how dark a situation is, light will come through. No matter how much hatred you get, remember that you are loved. An examination of primary and secondary sources will reveal the historical significance of this event.
Martin Luther King Jr. has a wife and four kids, he want to see blacks and whites to get along and be friends. “March 28, 1965, King joined forces with co-worker Ralph Jackson. Reverend ralph Abernathy and hundreds of others in Memphis for a demonstration in support of striking laborers.”(Jakoubek, pg.15)James Earl Ray is the white
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speeches is “I Have a Dream”. This speech took place around the Lincoln memorial in Washington D.C. His speech about how the future will be different then now and that blacks and whites will get along. “I Have a Dream” speech is the greatest speech in the history. Martin Luther King Jr. speech is about his dream that there will be peace in the world. “I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed we hold these truths all men are equal.” In Martin’s speech there is a song called,” Let Freedom Ring in America”. A hundred years later and we are still having the tragic fact that black people are still not free yet, and it is sadly …show more content…
speech had the most effective on blacks and some whites. “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.” “Free at last! Free at last! Thank god Almighty, we are free at last.” Martin believe that longevity has its place, and to be not concerning about now, and that he will do gods will. (Stein, pg8) a quote in his speech is “Violence is self-defeating with the weapon of love.”(Stein, pg6) Another quote in his speech is “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the movement. I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted routed in the America