Martin Luther King Jr Informative Speech

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Introduction Martin Luther King, Jr. is arguably the most famous civil rights activist of our time. He has been dead for more years than he lived and yet his name invokes a passion for advocacy for “inalienable rights”. His memory is not without controversy: though there are those who would imbue him with an almost godlike reverence, there are others who view him as a fraud. Life and Times of MLK Jr Early Life The second child and first son of Rev. and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. he was born on January 15th 1929 in Atlanta at the family home. He had an older sister Willie and a younger brother Alfred. Martin Luther King, Jr. attended segregated public schools in Atlanta, leaving from Booker T. Washington High school at the age of fifteen having skipped the…show more content…
Death On April 4th 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by a rifle bullet to his neck while standing on the balcony of a hotel with the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ralph Abernathy. The previous day he had delivered his “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech. “I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.” - “I've been to the Mountaintop”, April 3, 1968 His death sparked outbreaks of violence that swept many major cities. James Earl Ray an escaped convict confessed to the murder and was convicted upon entering a guilty plea. Ray later recanted and maintained his innocence until his death in 1998. Ray’s account of a meeting with a man named Raul fuelled several conspiracy theories around the death of King. His Legacy King was able to influence several major changes in history through his life. Nobel Peace
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