Martin Luther King assassinated, (prior to this his impact has begun to weaken) King's work before his death was to prove the catalyst for the Civil Rights legislation that followed, however just because laws were being put into place didn't mean that attitudes were going to change with them. King's legacy continued after his death.
Never forget this man and what he risked to unite our country. “The end of violence or the aftermath of violence is bitterness. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation and the creation of a beloved community. A boycott is never an end within itself. It is merely a means to awaken a sense of shame within the oppressor but the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption.” - The Power of Nonviolence, 1957
Life, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. named Michael King at birth (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.