Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist who had a vision of America we have today. He believed that all citizens, regardless of the color of their skin, should enjoy the same rights, liberties, and freedoms that are granted to all Americans. Dr. King did not just “talk the talk.” He “walked the walk.” A firm believer in non-violent protest, King campaigned peacefully despite constant threats, jail-time, and beatings. He lived by example, remaining peaceful yet refusing to stop fighting against an unjust social and political system until his assassination in 1968. He will always be remembered for his perseverance, vision and ultimate sacrifice.