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1 The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. By: Jatia Harris Bailey Gilmore Taylor Martin

2 Assassination 6:01 P.M. on April 4,1968 Thursday. Standing on the balcony of his motel room, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. The reporters claim that it was a sniper bullet. He got shot between the neck and jaw.

3 James Earl Ray He was the killer of Martin Luther King Jr. He was the killer of Martin Luther King Jr. He was an escaped prisoner, high-school dropout, petty thief, and army throw away. He was an escaped prisoner, high-school dropout, petty thief, and army throw away. In 1998 James Earl Ray had passed away in prison. In 1998 James Earl Ray had passed away in prison. Was sentenced 99 years Was sentenced 99 years

4 Childhood. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Tuesday afternoon on January 15,1929. Hew grew up in a racial community. Born in Atlanta, Georgia

5 Family Had four kids, Yolanda Denise, Martin Luther 3 rd, Dexter Scott, Bernice Herbintine. Married in June 18, Married the famous singer Coretta Scott.

6 Letter to his wife Coretta LETTER TO CORETTA Darling, I miss you so much. In fact, much too much for my own good. I never realized that you were such an intimate part of my life. My life without you is like a year without a spring time which comes to give illumination and heat to the atmosphere saturated by the dark cold breeze of winter.... O excuses me, my darling. I didn't mean to go off on such a poetical and romantic flight. But how else can we express the deep emotions of life other than in poetry? Isn't love too ineffable to be grasped by the cold calculating hands of intellect? By the way (to turn to something more intellectual) I have just completed Bellamy's Looking Backward. - It was both stimulating and fascinating. There can be no doubt about it. Bellamy had the insight of a social prophet as well as the fact finding mind of the social scientist. I welcomed the book because much of its content is in line with my basic ideas. I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic. And yet I am not so opposed to capitalism that I have failed to see its relative merits. It started out with a noble and high motive, viz., to block the trade monopolies of nobles, but like most human systems it fell victim to the very thing it was revolting against. So today capitalism has out-lived its usefulness. It has brought about a system that takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes. So I think Bellamy is right in seeing the gradual decline of capitalism. I think you noticed that Bellamy emphasized that the change would be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. This, it seems to me, is the most sane and ethical way for social change to take place. Eternally Yours, Martin Atlanta, July 18, 1952

7 Impact on the U.S. Martin Luther King Jr. death has a huge impact on the U.S. today because he told people that we shouldnt be separated by our skin color, and to be treated equally. Gave the I have a dream speech on August 28, 1963.

8 Questions What was his wife's name? When did he give his I have a dream speech? Where was he born? How many children does he have? What time was his assassination? When did James Earl Ray die? What community did he grow up in? Where did he get shot ? Whats the name of the motel? How many years was James Earl Ray sentenced in prison?

9 answers Coretta Scott August 28,1963 Atlanta, Georgia Four 6:01 P.M Racial community Between the neck & jaw Lorraine motel Ninety-nine

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11 I Have a Dream I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.MLK I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.MLK


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