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How did Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. contribute to the struggle for black equality?
Transcript of How did Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. contribute to the struggle for black equality?
1955- the courts order desegregation of schools
- Rosa Parkes is arrested
1956- Montgomery buses are desegregated
1959- Montgomery story is published
1961 - Dr King and other protesters are arrested
1963- Bull Connor is thought to be the face of racism
1964- Martin Luther is Named Man of the year
- Dr King meets Malcolm X
- Martin Luther King is Arrested for trying to eat in a white person only restaurant.
- Martin Luther King is offered a Nobel Peace Prize
1965- Malcolm X is assassinated
- March lead by Martin Luther King
1968- Martin Luther King gave his last speech.
- Martin Luther King is assassinated on his balcony in his home.
- Martin Luther King is given a funeral on April 9.
- James Earl Ray is arrested for his death
1998- James Earl Ray dies in his cell. So how did Martin Luther King Jr contribute to the struggle for black equality? "Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead.
But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop." 1968- Luther King was assassinated in his Tennessee hotel the day after his 'I've been to the mountain top' speech. James Earl Ray was arrested for this soon after. Martin Luthers funeral was held on April the 9th, 5 days after his death. His speech the day before gave hope to the black community, and after years of fighting they achieved black equality. There is no doubt Martin Luther King contributed to black equality. By leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott he managed to get the first ever Jim Crow Law removed. His speeches were persuasive and inspired many black, and white people to fight for equality and his non violent approach to protests was the best way to achieve his life time goal.
All of his contributions were valuable but on evaluation we think the Montgomery Bus Boycott made the biggest impact on segregation. so why did James Earl Ray Kill Martin Luther King Jr? It was thought that James killed Martin Luther King because he agreed about segregation. He also thought that if he killed Martin Luther King, the person who was leading all of the problems, he would be seen as the hero and everyone would look up to him because he stopped all of the trouble.