Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday, April 4, 1968. Rev. King, undoubtedly one of America’s greatest leaders who served as a minister, pastor and civil rights leader was shot at the Lorraine Motel and declared dead at 7:05 pm that night.
The life and death of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a motivator for positive change with African Americans. His principle of non-violent protest was a stimulus for promoting the need for proper civil rights of African Americans. America was ill-equipped to stop the changes that Rev. King was creating throughout the country. A bullet stopped his life on April 4, but not his dream. The life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. illustrates without question that one person can make a difference in the world.
Words That Matter
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"We Are Not Makers Of History. We Are Made By History."
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