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Birth:
15 Jan 1929 1
Atlanta, Georgia 1
Death:
04 Apr 1968 1
Memphis, Tennessee 1
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Full Name:
Martin Luther King, Jr. 1
Full Name:
Martin King 2
Birth:
15 Jan 1929 1
Atlanta, Georgia 1
male 1
Birth:
0 2
Death:
04 Apr 1968 1
Memphis, Tennessee 1
Cause: Gunshot wound 1
Death:
Apr 1968 2
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Marriage:
Coretta Scott King 1
18 Jun 1953 1
Heiberger, Alabama 1
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Quote:
I have a dream... 1
Occupation:
Reverend (Baptist) & Head of Southern Christian Leadership Conference 1
Religion:
Christian, Baptist 1
Children:
1: Yolanda Denise 1
2: Martin Luther III 1
3: Dexter Scott 1
4: Bernice Albertine 1
March on Washington:
Date: 28 Aug 1963 3
Place: Washington DC 3
Speech: "I have a dream" 3
Notable Life Events:
March on Washington: Washington DC 3
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10:
10 Dec 1964 4
Begins the March Against Fear through the South:
June 1966 4
Elected president of Montgomery Improvement Assn.:
05 Dec 1955 4
Forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference:
1957 4
Leads 125,000 people on Freedom Walk in Detroit:
23 Jun 1963 4
March on Washington-makes "I Have a Dream" Speech:
28 Aug 1963 4
MLK writes his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail:
April 1963 4
Ordained to the Baptist ministry:
25 Feb 1948 4
Receives Doctorate of Philosophy:
05 Jun 1955 4
Visits India to study Mohandas Gandhi's philosophy:
1959 4
Time of death:
6:01 pm 1
Assassin:
James Earl Ray 1
Social Security:
Social Security Number: ***-**-3980 2

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Southern Reaction v. Northern Reaction to King's Death

1968-Apr-11 Isabel Dakotan, Page 1
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These articles present reactions to Martin Luther King’s death in the North, Midwest, and South. The articles leave a reader who did not experience the 1960s first hand wondering, “Was it really that bad?” Yes, many hated Dr. King for his message, and many saw him purely in a criminal light. Jim Bain, the Pastor for North Oxford Baptist Church in Mississippi, wrote in his church newsletter, “If there is to be a memorial service in our church, it will not be for a man [Martin Luther King Jr.] who was killed defiling the laws of our land.” In his article he also responds to the recent riots over King’s death by saying that African Americans “are too lazy to work and would rather steal.” Many articles in this collection condemn or minimize King’s actions, but several, including the articles from the Midwest, give either an objective or sympathetic view to King’s death. Whatever the newspapers printed, people reacted in a variety of ways to his death. The climate after his death included indifference and hatred towards this great man who had the courage to try and change racial relations in the United States. To minimize him or label him a criminal, lessens the power of the American people because the people of the United States hold the power to change unjust policies that defy the Constitution and the rights of all human beings.

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. -- "I Have a Dream" speech, August 28, 1963

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Reverend King, one of the most influential black leaders To ever march for civil rights and justice Was born to a minister and a teacher of school. Educated to where he earned his P.H.D. Becoming a pastor marching against what was unfair and cruel. Leading a boycott to protest bus segregation He gained national prominence in 1955 and 56. As he preached and marched for freedom for all He was jailed, threatened, spat on and beaten As for peaceful demonstration he would call. Marching to Washington, D.C. In 1963 He was one of the leaders of faith Voicing concern for the plight of the poor. Soon there after, he was killed by a sniper In Memphis, supporting workers rights and more. King dedicated one of his books to his children Praising God and praying for mankind’s future With words for all to prayerfully remember. To be judged, not by color, but by character Shunning violence never to surrender. Dr. King will be remembered down through history As a man whose mission in life was the enrichment of others. “A Soldier For The Lord” with goodness of heart Risking everything for man’s freedom and equality. From his legacy of self-sacrifice we must refuse to part. SLAVERY When you chain the neck of a slave The other end fastens to you. Your heart and soul become corrupt And all which is evil you’ll do. No government shall exist for ever Who's people are not really free. Though around the world there are those Who stay blind to how life should be. Any who must enslave others Will dwell in their own living hell After death, they’ll join their master In that place from heaven he fell. But till then we’ll fight and resist Making them put their chains away And those of us who may die first From heaven shall watch and pray. By Conservative Poet Tom Zart Most Published Poet On The Web TOM ZART’S RADIO POEMS You can hear all of Tom Zart’s 330 poems of love, war, faith and more 24-7 on web radio at http://internetvoicesradio.com/Arch-TomZart.htm Tom Zart ARCHIVES: Global Special Operations 101 http://www.globalspecialoperations.com/tomzart2.html

I remember Martin for his fight for equality and for his dreams for our country, world and communites.

I remember that M.L. stood for peace, but was blamed for the violence of the ignorant people who were not listening to his message only getting caught up in the hype of the disgruntled people.

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