The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination 50 Years Later
Have you ever wondered why it seems like almost every city has a street named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Or why there is a national holiday in January to honor his birthday? As we mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, this book explores how the Baptist preacher from Atlanta came to be the leader of the 1960s civil rights movement. You will explore his influential acts of civil disobedience, like the March on Washington in 1963, when he delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech. You will learn about the causes he championed, including ending racial discrimination in the workplace and establishing a higher minimum wage, topics still making headlines today. Take a closer look at the extraordinary life of this family man, eloquent speaker, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, cut short in 1968 when he was shot at age 39. Learn why even after his death, Dr. King has been honored with presidential and congressional medals, a monument on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall, and streets named after him in more than 900 cities.