Kaylee Bell, GMC Prep

Kaylee Bell

Black History Contest

Georgia Military College Prep School

8th Grade

February 22 2021

 

An African-American that has most influenced change in the United States is Martin Luther King Jr. Born on January 15,1929, he was a civil rights leader that helped to end segregation in the States. To do this, he gave his I Have A Dream speech on the Lincoln Memorial in front of the 250,000 people that marched with him for their rights. Sadly he was assassinated by, James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968. 

He has influenced the way that we live today because if it weren't for him, I wouldn't be able to have friends of different colors. I also would have been taught to see people in a different way then who they actually are based off of their skin type. We would still be a divided nation, and we wouldn’t be able to accomplish any unity among us. He has inspired us to try non-violence, and to try and see things from other people’s perspectives instead of jumping to our own conclusions and being angry all the time. His many works and speeches have made our nation the way it is today, with all of us of different colors standing together as one nation.