sábado, 27 de febrero de 2016

MLK, a wise man to bear in mind

Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta in 1929. His natal name was Michael King Sr, but after a trip with his family to Germany, Michael King Mr decided to change his own name to Martin Luther King, in honor of Martin Luther.

I know a bit of Martin Luther King, I know he fought against racism to black persons.
I’m going to talk about the incident of racism on a bus that is related to Luther King. A white man asked the black woman to yield him the seat of the bus, but she refused and she was arrested by the police. Because of this incident, Martin Luther King decided to initiate a protest in opposition to the racial segregation that his city was suffering. He told black people in the town to not use the bus until this racism was erradicated completely. Finally, one year after the beginning of the opposition against the racism on the buses, this type of racism was declared as illegal.

In 1963, he headed with other 250,000 people, a march for improving the living conditions and integration of the black population in the south of the country. In this peace march he gave his famous speech “I have a dream ". On 14th October in1964, with only 35 years, he received the Nobel Prize on the Peace.

Unfortunately, on 4th April in 1968 he was murdered in Memphis's motel by James Earl Ray.

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