Martin Luther King, an essay about his dream and what happened to him on his journey for the rights of coloured people across America.

Essay by SniperXPXJunior High, 8th gradeA-, October 2004

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Mr. Marin Luther King was a husband, father, a preacher, and the preeminent leader of a movement which continues to change America and the world. He was born January 15th 1929- April 4th. This determined man had two sons and two daughters into the family. He was trying his very best for the rights of black people all around the world since 1954 while he was in the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People.

Early in December, 1955, to accept the leadership of the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration of conspiracy times in the United States, the bus boycott. This bus boycott lasted 382 days.

On December 21st, 1956 after the Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional laws requiring segrated on buses.

King was arrested, his house bombed, he was subject to personal abuse, but the same time he emerged as a Negro leader of the first rank.

In 1957, he was elected president of the Southern Christian leadership conference. (An organization formed to provide new leadership for the civil rights movement)

In the eleven year period, between 1957-1968, King travelled over six-million miles and spoke over 25 hundred times, appearing anywhere there was injustice, protest, and action.

He held a massive in Birmingham, Alabama, that captured the attention of the whole world.

"I have a Dream," he conferred with John F Kennedy and competed for president for Lyndon B Johnston.

He was arrested upwards of twenty and assaulted at least four times.

At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King was the youngest man to achieve the Nobel Peace Prize. He donated the prize money of $54 123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.

On the early evening of April 4th, 1968, while he stood on the balcony of...