The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr - Chapter 21: Death of Illusions, Chapter 22: St. Augustine, Chapter 23: The Mississippi Challenge Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21: Death of Illusions, Chapter 22: St. Augustine, Chapter 23: The Mississippi Challenge Summary and Analysis

Unfortunately, things do not get easier. In Birmingham, a church is bombed and four young black girls are killed. Two black children are killed. These children are martyrs. King and his allies cannot understand why God would allow this to happen. King looks to the White House for help and that the President summons the leaders of the movement to the White House convinces them that something good will occur. However, many of those who are on their side ignore them. Blacks know that their leaders will be killed, but not their children. When Kennedy dies, everyone is thrown into a mourning confusion. King believes that the Kennedy of 1963 believes in genuine, moral change.

1964 arrives and it is time to fight...

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