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FC: Martin Luther King Jr. By:Neil Ding

1: Racist people got so angry that they had King arrested and his house bombed. People were furious with King for simply disagreeing with the unjust laws against black people. | Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia January 19, 1928. His original name was Michael Luther King Jr., but when his family went to Europe in 1934 he had his name changed to Martin Luther King Jr. His father was a Baptist in Ebenezer Baptist church

2: While fighting for American civil rights, many African-Americans in education where protesting with King. The mayor of still Montgomery, Alabama had the cities fire fighters spray the young protesters. Many protesters where injured as a result of this. The protesting children were taken to jail in school buses. | King became an American Civil Rights Movement leader. He was also elected leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). They had chosen to protest in a peaceful manner. In 1959, Martin Luther King Jr. had traveled to Atlanta where he had organized a vote for equal rights. He had organized the vote in his father’ s church. The vote well King attracted more followers.

3: In 1963, a march was led by King in Washington D.C which demanded an end to racism in public schools. This march also fought for the right of African-Americans to be paid the same wage as Caucasians were had earning.

4: Martin Luther King Jr. changed America putting an end to racism in most states. King was a very important man in history. He is a hero to all African-Americans living in America today.

5: King gave many other successful speeches in various places including Chicago and other states and cities with racial people. He was Helping African-Americans get more respect. | In 1968, King was assassinated while he was on a motel balcony. His death frightened people all across the United States. He was shot right through the neck on April 4th, 1968 at the age of 39. For his assassination, it was too late. King had already won the fight. The president declared a national day in honor of him. Neil Ding

6: Interviewer: Why did you fight for peace and the end to racism? I think Martin Luther King Jr. would say: “I was treated poorly as a child. I will not let white people have more respect than me.” Interviewer: Why did you go so far, knowing the punishment? I think Martin Luther King Jr. would say: “I went so far because it’s not right to judge a person by their race. I will not let my skin color make me different. People are all the same except for our skin. I will not give up until I win.

7: I think Martin Luther King Jr. is a hero for ending racism in U.S. He went farther than anyone else could to fight off racism. He did not give up believing in himself. He is a hero for what he did. He is a hero to all African-Americans. His belief was like a flame burning in the rain, unable to go out. He did not falter in his fight for freedom, which was the end to racism in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. will be in the hearts of his fellow Americans until the end of time. He is a one of a kind hero, above all other heroes. He should not just be recognized by Americans but by the whole world. Neil Ding

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