Martin Luther King Jr., A Political Icon
Martin Luther King’s Funeral and Assassination
Martin Luther King saw how badly black people were treated and during the 1950s he became involved in the . In 1955 a black woman, Rosa Parks, was arrested because she didn’t give up her seat to a white person on a bus. This incident made many blacks angry .They protested and decided to boycott the city’s buses. Martin Luther King became the president of this boycott.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination hit the public.
In 1963 Martin Luther King organized a big protest march in Washington D.C. Hundreds of thousands of Americans, black and white, took part. At the Memorial King held his most famous speech : “I have a dream”!
Martin Jr.’s parents were Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr....
To say that U.S. government agencies killed Martin LutherKing on the verge of the Poor People’s Campaign is a way intothe deeper truth that the economic powers that be (whichdictate the policies of those agencies) killed him. In theMemphis prelude to the Washington campaign, King posed a threatto those powers of a non-violent revolutionary force. Just howdetermined they were to stop him before he reached Washingtonwas revealed in the trial by the size and complexity of theplot to kill him.
was born to Alberta and Martin Luther King.
It was the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a father of four, a civil rights leader, a clergyman and the man that changed the views on segregation.
His father Martin Luther King Sr.
Thirty-two years after Memphis, we know that the governmentthat now honors Dr. King with a national holiday also killedhim. As will once again become evident when the JusticeDepartment releases the findings of its “limitedre-investigation” into King’s death, the government (as afootsoldier of corporate power) is continuing its cover-up –just as it continues to do in the closely related murders ofJohn and Robert Kennedy and Malcolm X.