Martin Luther King Jr is considered to be one of America's greatest orators and he was eventually assassinated because of his work in advancing the civil rights campaign. He was an activist and humanitarian, as well as a devout Christian who believed that he could change the world with non-violent protests; which he did. He organised marches, parades and campaigns against racial segregation and dedicated his life to overcoming this racist policy which the government held in place.
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood... I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character."
He was killed for his determination to bring justice to people who were judged and treated horribly because of the colour of their skin.
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