In the 1960’s America was hard for the blacks to live in because blacks and whites were not equal in many ways. Schools and restaurants and other public places were segregated,This means that blacks and whites always had to be separated. Unfortunately the whites and blacks were not equal. Also the blacks had to give up their seats to whites on the bus. Fifty long years ago Martin Luther King gave his powerful and inspiring speech “ I have a dream”. His dream was to change things so the blacks and whites could come together. He also wanted equality.
MLk was born on jan 15th 1929.He studied law and then he followed in his father's footsteps of being a minister. He also had a passion standing up for black people’s rights. In his years he spent 11 days in jail for traffic and and taxing offenced.
His dream was to make whites and blacks could go school together and the whites and blacks could get along and were able to sit alongside one another on the bus.
MlK was in a book signing in Harlem when he suddenly got stabbed by a woman called Izola Curry on April 4th 1968.He didn’t die. At 6:01pm on Thursday, April 4, 1968 he got shot by a single bullet and went through his right cheek breaking his jaw and neck and several vertebrae. This resulted in his death.