Dream Like a King MLK t shirt women’s
Slate Grey Dream Like a King t shirt women’s. Made in the USA and hand-printed in Wisconsin with eco-friendly water-based inks. 100% combed ringspun cotton, fashion-slim fit, women’s style t-shirt. Front, centered MLK print and text with additional back MLK text graphic and logo on upper back. A variation of this design is also available in Men’s T-shirt.
Available in Mens or Womens. 100% comfort, machine wash cold.
Martin Luther King Mr. burst onto the national scene in in 1955 as the leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Montgomery Alabama. At age 26, MLK was already a Baptist Minister and a leader for social justice. In 1957 he helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference(SCLC) and became the organization’s first president. King was a strong advocate of peaceful protests and nonviolent actions. He helped organize many events throughout the segregated South that gained national attention and brutal police retaliations.
In 1963, MLK delivered one of his most famous speeches, I have a Dream at the March on Washington. In 1964 MLK received the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent movement to end racial inequality. Martin Luther King Jr. was influenced by the actions of Mohandas K. Gandhi and the readings of Christian-anarchist Leo Tolstoy and the great writer Henry David Thoreau of the school of Transcendental Idealism.
Martin Luther King’s largest struggle was for racial equality but there were many issues that MLK worked towards. Ending poverty and the Vietnam War became increasingly important in the years leading up to his untimely death. MLK became an increasing threat to the white establishment of the American government. Under J. Edgar Hoover the FBI created a massive secret counterintelligence program later known as COINTELPRO that was designed to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or OTHERWISE NEUTRALIZE” the activities of black nationalist hate-type organizations.
FBI director J. Edgar Hoover personally ordered surveillance of King, with the intent to undermine his power as a civil rights leader. According to the 1975 Church Committee investigation by the United States Congress “From December 1963 until his death in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the target of an intensive campaign by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to ‘neutralize’ him as an effective civil rights leader.
Though MLK and the SCLC had only participated and organized peaceful actions and nonviolent protests the FBI categorized their racial dissent as a hate group, equating the group to an American terrorist organization. With this declaration and the specific naming of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King Jr. all movements of MLK and the group were tracked, phones were tapped and the FBI worked endlessly to deter and eliminate his significance. The FBI worked to infiltrate MLK’s inner circle with an entire COINTELPRO FBI unit dedicated to “neutralize” Martin Luther King Jr. MLK and the SCLC were monitored by both the FBI and the NSA.
On April 4, 1968 the FBI’s “neutralization” efforts succeeded and MLK was assassinated while in Memphis Tennessee to attend an AFSCME rally in support of black public works employees. Though the official government story is that James Earl Ray acted alone in MLK’s assassination, there remains significant questions and information contradicting Ray’s involvement. The 1999 Wrongful Death Civil Trial shows that Special Forces of the U.S. Government, acting with state and local agencies conspired and assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. Loyd Jowers, owner of Jim’s Grill restaurant adjacent to the Lorraine Motel also spoke freely of Mafia involvement and the framing of James Earl Ray in the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Jim Douglas of The Fellowship of Reconciliation magazine wrote of the governments carefully interwoven plot to kill Dr. King. “The seriousness with which US intelligence agencies planned the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks eloquently of the threat King and nonviolence represented to the powers that be in the spring of 1968.”
Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. riots broke out in cities across America.