1. Martin Luther King was inspired by Gandhi to follow a life of non-violent protest.
2. Martin Luther King rose to prominence during the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955.
3. Martin Luther King made his famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech on August 28th 1963.
4. Martin Luther King believed that Black Americans should be financially compensated for three hundred years of slavery.
5. The assassination of Martin Luther King led to a nationwide wave of riots in Washington DC, Chicago, Baltimore, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas City, and dozens of other cities.
Is more than just dusty, rusty pages
About crooked princes, queens and kings,
Or victims chained in cruel and cold prison cages.
Is more than the mystery
Of wars, other mighty causes
And painful pauses
For great black plagues and fires.
Is also your small yesterday and mine.
It is our own comic and our curious.
It is what made us small folk
Fearful, fierce or furious.
Is the blended thread
That binds the living to the dead.