A man who changed America, who dreamed of equality between people of different caste and colour, who believed in non violence was no other then Martin Luther King, Jr.
A man who changed America, who dreamed of equality between people of different caste and colour, who believed in non violence was no other then Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin changed America just like the way Gandhi changed India. His non-violent movements and civil disobedience movements changed the inequality against African-American in America.
Martin was born on January 15, 1929 to Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King.
It was Howard Thurman and Mahatma Gandhi's influence that deepened Martin's thought towards non-violence movements and its effects.
Martin even came to India in 1959 to see the place where Gandhi carried out his successful disobedience and non-violence movement to help India get free from Britain. It was here that he became more inclined towards this path.
He carried out African-American Civil Rights Movement, civil disobedience movement, 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1963 March of Washington and various other movements in America
He also founded Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957 and remained leader of it for many years.
His "I Have a Dream" speech during the 1963 March on Washington is still considered one of the best speeches given by any leader in history of America. Martin became a household name and a nation icon after this speech.
James Earl Ray assassinated Martin in April 4, 1968 when he was standing in his balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. Till today the matter is controversial to who else was involved in Martin's assassination.
His death led to various riots and protests all around USA and his followers accused government of having a hand behind the murder.
It was Martin's influence or his death that made America the free country both in though and in society.
On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.
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