Blues project 2014: black and blue the fight for freedom

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The day after that speech, King was shot by a sniper’s bullet on the balcony outside his room at the Loraine Motel. For the previous 13 years, Martin Luther King had been the leader and visionary of the Civil Rights movement. His philosophy of non-violent, civil disobedience had shaped the movement which had been successful in brining about lasting, legal changes to the way the Untied States legally recognized and protected ALL of its citizens. When news of King’s death hit the airwaves, the grief spilled out into the streets of major cities around the country. The cold blooded murder was too much for many to bear, sparking riots and destruction from coast to coast. The fight for Civil Rights was not over, but with the death of Martin Luther King, a major chapter had now come to a close.


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