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Martin Luther King Jr. Didn't Wait to Fix Anything - We have been taught at a young age to be obedient to the people that give us the rules. We are taught to follow those rules, and if we disobey those rules we shall be punished. Near the beginning of Dr. King's letter, he mentioned the word, wait. He quotes, “'Wait!' It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity, This 'Wait!' has almost always meant 'Never.' . . 'justice too long delayed is justice denied'” (745). Martin Luther King and Stanley Milgram are correct in saying that there is a certain point that humans need to disobey to do good instead of evil....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr., ]
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My Hero: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - A hero is somebody who commits an act of remarkably bravery or who has shown an admirable quality such as great courage or strength of character. (Encarta, 2009) Joseph Campbell has come up with eight of his own characteristics of a hero. Joseph Campbell is known as a scholar of mythology. There are several people in our times that are considered a hero. Whether, these heroes are fictional or nonfiction, they all portray some kind of heroic abilities. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one the most heroic figures of our time....   [tags: heroes, Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph Campbell, ]
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s American Dream - Throughout history America has been the arriving place of immigrants searching for a better life. America is perceived as the land were endless opportunities are available. The greatest explanation of the American dream is Martin Luther King, Jr. speech; I Have a Dream. Dr. King speech is more like a testimony of truth, rather than a speech. At the time of his speech African Americans were not free, while the Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal. Dr. King’s movement established the way for the idea that there is an American dream....   [tags: American Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr., ]
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream for the Future - The future. A broad term. An abstract term. A term saturated with meaning, with importance, with significance. Each of us has a slightly different way of defining the word “future”. For some of us, “the future” refers simply to time. To a date. To a random assortment of letters and numbers. For others of us, however, “the future” takes on a completely different meaning. It refers not only to a specific time, but also to our hopes, our goals, our dreams for that time. In the case of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior, it was a “dream for the future” that eventually changed the world....   [tags: future, Martin Luther King Jr., ] 551 words
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Facing Adversity: Martin Luther King Jr. and My Father - Most people do not actively seek out adversity, yet few can escape encountering adversity in the form of hardships and afflictions. Two people who faced great adversity in their lives were Martin Luther King Jr. and my father Brent Vickery. These men both faced adversity in different degrees and at different times and places within the United States, but what makes them similar is that their strength of character allowed them to face adversity boldly. Martin Luther King Jr. is a prominent inspiration to me because he was a passionate man who brought about change to the world around him....   [tags: fathers, Martin Luther King Jr., leadership,] 943 words
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Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King - Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King It is early months of 1963 in the southern city of Birmingham Alabama. A city that lies in civil unrest and bitterly divided. A city to which African Americans march, hold protests and sit-ins in an effort to gain equal rights. They are met with brutal opposition in the form of police officers, attack dogs and water hoses. During this time of utter chaos two separate civil rights leaders speak out on their beliefs. Reverend Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King both speak on the issues of violence, the media and the will of the Negro people as a whole in a effort to win support for the African American Community....   [tags: Jesse Jackson Martin Luther King] 779 words
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., A Political Icon - There are a select few individuals who have come variously to be called "great" or "brilliant" because they and their accomplishments have forever changed society and the world. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of those individuals. Martin Luther King's contributions to history place him in this inimitable position. One of the great figures in the march of human history, Martin Luther King Jr., like Gandhi before him, lived by a heroic credo of non-violence. More than two decades since his death, Martin Luther King ideas; his call for racial equality, his faith in the ultimate triumph of justice, and his insistence on the power of nonviolent struggle to bring about a major transformation o...   [tags: Martin Luther King]
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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Funeral and Assassination - Dr. Martin Luther King’s Funeral and Assassination Word spread like wildfire when the news of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination hit the public. As the leading civil rights activist in the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. preached words of peace and understanding among races. A well known name throughout the North and South, King gained extreme popularity within the African American community. When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated a wave of sorrow spread across the nation. With rage, sadness, and hopelessness in the public eye, clearly the assassination hurt more than just one man, it hurt a nation....   [tags: Martin Luther King]
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Writing Inspired by the Death of Martin Luther King Jr. - The story takes place a few miles from New York City in 1968. The reader is introduced to a nine-year-old boy who is dropped off at a theatre with his friend in the outskirts of the town. The theatre plays horror-films, which excite the boys. As they enter the theatre they knew this wasn't a regular movie theatre. A black man served them their drinks and as they sat down on the front row they discovered that they were the only whites in the theatre. Their instinct told them to fly, but at the same time the theatre went crazy as a werewolf attacked its victim on the screen....   [tags: Martin Luther King] 1035 words
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Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail - Rhetorical Analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" In his essay "Letter from Birmingham Jail", Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. disproves the assumptions of people that believe racism is acceptable when he compares the maltreatment of blacks to the inhumane treatment of the Jews by Hitler. King establishes a relationship with his audience by connecting on a level that is larger than the exploitation of African American's rights. He forces his readers to think about the execution of millions of Jews that was ordered by Hitler....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr]
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Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. - Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights Movement Essays]
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Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr - Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15th, 1929, in Atlanta Georgia. His parents are Martin Luther King, Sr.and Alberta Williams King. His father was a prominent member of the blackcommunity in Atlanta and was a Baptist Minister. His family stressed the need of a firm education to lean back on. King attended a local, segregated public school and was dedicated to learn. At the age of 15, King attended Morehouse college and graduated in 1948. King continued his pursuit of knowledge at Croezer Theological Seminary and later graduatedwith honorsonly to further his education by getting a doctoral degree in systematic theology in 1955.During King's...   [tags: MLK Martin Luther King Civil Rights] 557 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X: Icons for the Civil Rights Movement - Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were two individuals who not only helped the African-American plight during the Civil Rights Movement, but served as icons to the history of their race. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X grew up in very different environments. King Jr. came from a middle class family where education was a significant value in his home life. Malcolm X, on the other hand, was raised in a foster home after his father’s murder and his mom was put into a mental institution. He was a self-taught individual who did not receive much in the way of a formal education....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Civil Rights Mo] 938 words
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a well known man in many cultures of the world. Dr. King was and still is one of the most influential heroes in American history. King's views and beliefs, which were similar to the non-violent ideas of Mahatma Gandhi, helped African Americans through the 50's and 60's obtain the rights and liberties that was their birth right. King faced many obstacles on his quest like jail and even assassination attempts. Despite these obstacles, he became a successful leader during the Civil Rights Movement, and even after his death, by guiding African Americans in a non-violent and positive direction for the fight to secure rights and equality....   [tags: The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]
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Martin Luther King's Shattered Dream - Martin Luther King's Shattered Dream "I have a dream" is a phrase heard by more than 200,000 Americans on August 28, 1963, and since then, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" has resonated through millions of heads and thoughts in the world. Eyes search for the reality of his dream, ears search for the freedom bells ringing, hands search for a brother's hand, and mouths search for the songs of freedom. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a utopia where the colors of black and white would become so intertwined that shades of gray would appeared....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays] 1454 words
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A Discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham City Jail - A Discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham City Jail Martin Luther King Jr. discusses the advantages and purposes for his theory of nonviolent direct action in his Letter From Birmingham City Jail. He shows four basic steps that must be taken to achieve nonviolent action. They include 1) collection of facts to determine whether injustices are alive; 2) negotiation; 3) self-purification; and 4) direct action. Each of these steps will be explained as part of King's argument later in this essay....   [tags: King Martin Luther Birmingham Jail Essays] 1372 words
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Racial Controversy Surrounding the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. - The Racial Controversy Surrounding the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. today is no doubt revered. He is commonly called the “Father of Civil Rights,” and is looked upon as a national icon, in an almost presidential-type light. His achievements have not only begat a national holiday for his birthday, but also helped lead to the creation of Black History Month. However, his accomplishments were not so regaled in his own time. In fact, most Caucasian Americans refused to even recognize any ban or barrier he and his cohorts attempted to change....   [tags: Martin Luther King Junior]
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - A Model of Courage - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a Model of Courage To be courageous is necessarily connected with feeling personal danger. If no danger exists, no courage is possible. To show true courage, one must be nonviolent. Violence is the last resort of a coward. For one's courage to truly effect a situation, one must convince others to show the same type of courage. The perfect embodiment of moral courage in the face of serious personal danger is Martin Luther King Jr. King stood up to bigotry through his words and actions....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays] 820 words
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Is Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream Possible? - Is King’s Dream Possible. What is the main purpose of Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream Speech?" Well it depends on whom you ask this question. White people will give a totally different answer than black people. It is a fact of life that the two different races will never see eye to eye. They can interpret the same event in two totally different ways. I believe that both races understand the main points in Mr. King's speech. They realize that Mr. King emphasized peace, respect, and equality for every human being....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]
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Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King - One of the most skillfully written compositions was done in a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was heading a national political movement for the recognizable equal treatment of colored people wrote a letter to his fellow clergy men while being imprisoned. In one article, he was able to address not only the clergy, but a wide, diverse audience, send his message across thoroughly, and affect millions of lives because of his purpose and the different personas he assumed....   [tags: MLK Martin Luther King Birmingham Jail] 1122 words
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Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968 Nationality: American Occupation: civil rights leader Occupation: minister (religion) Michael King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in the Atlanta home of his maternal grandfather, Adam Daniel Williams (1863 — 1931). He was the second child and the first son of Michael King Sr. (1897 — 1984) and Alberta Christine Williams King (1903 — 1974). Michael Jr. had an older sister, Willie Christine (b. 1927), and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams (b....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights Essays] 4066 words
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Effective Nonviolence & the Multiple Intelligences - Martin Luther King, Jr.: Effective Nonviolence & the Multiple Intelligences Introduction "Nonviolence can touch men where the law cannot reach them." These words, uttered by the late civil right's leader himself, were the fundamental tenet of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. These words, though few in number, are great in power. These words, simple, plain, and concise, provide a rubric with which to investigate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s creative genius and intelligence. Howard Gardner, eminent contemporary psychological theorist promoting the concept of multiple intelligences, investigates the lives of seven geniuses of the modern era in his book Creating Minds (1993)....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr Essays]
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Literary Techniques of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech - From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial more than forty years ago, Martin Luther King electrified America with his momentous "I Have a Dream" speech. This speech demanded racial justice towards the mistreated black community of America. The theme of the speech was that all humans were created equal and that this should be the case for the future of America. King's words proved to touch the hearts of millions of people and gave the nation a vocabulary to express what was happening to the black Americans....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights]
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Henry Thoreau's Civil Disobedience and Martin Luther King Jr. - Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience took the original idea of transcendentalism and put it into action. His civil acts of defiance were revolutionary as he endorsed a form of protest that did not incorporate violence or fear. Thoreau’s initial actions involving the protest of many governmental issues, including slavery, landed him in jail as he refused to pay taxes or to run away. Ironically, more than one hundred years later, the same issue of equal rights was tearing the United States apart....   [tags: Henry Thoreau, Martin Luther King] 1215 words
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The Rhetoric of Pathos in the Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - The Rhetoric of Pathos in the Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream," says Dr. Samuel Proctor, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Rutgers University. "All the little children--you hear everywhere you go: 'I have a dream.' All the little children repeating that speech. It's become like the 'Star Spangled Banner' or the 'Pledge of Allegiance.' It's entered our culture." And so it has: "I have a dream" has become one of the most memorable phrases of the twentieth century....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]
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Martin Luther King Jr and His Opposition to the Vietnam War - Martin Luther King Jr and His Opposition to the Vietnam War The American public knew about Martin Luther King long before they had ever heard about the war in Vietnam. King was associated with the war in Vietnam only after accomplishing his finest civil rights works, and after US involvement in Vietnam was already nine years old. They met in 1965, and battled each other until King's death in 1968. By 1965 King saw a federal voter rights bill passed for minorities, had national financial support, and even gained the backing of President Johnson himself....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]
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Martin Luther King Jr's Impact on the Civil Rights Movement - Martin Luther King Jr's Impact on the Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech directly contributed to the Civil Rights movement. While delivering his speech at a kairotic moment, King tells us how blacks have been serving an injustice and that they should be treated equally. Much had transpired before the speech was delivered. As civil rights protests spread throughout the nation, King continued to combine peaceful methods of protest and his theological training to work towards the hope of equal rights for blacks (Kauffeld and Lefrd, 1989)....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]
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How Dr. Martin Luther King Would Respond to September 11 - Martin Luther King's teachings stand at the core of the strong foundation of America. Today, terrorism, war and recession are seeping in, cracking that foundation and eroding civil rights and civil liberties. And while the teachings of Dr. King came many years ago, they are especially relevant to us today as we struggle with painful losses and difficult questions about the future of America. President Bush announces almost daily that the U.S.-led attacks on Afghanistan will lead to justice. Although there may be no other realistic options at this stage of this particular conflict, Dr....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays] 1025 words
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Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is an excellent example of an effective argument; it was written in response to an editorial addressing the issue of Negro demonstrations and segregation in Alabama at the time. He writes in a way that makes his argument approachable; he is not attacking his opposition, which consists of eight Alabama clergymen who wrote the editorial. This is illustrated in his opening sentence: “My dear Fellow Clergymen” (464). King was an activist for civil rights during this time, and came to Alabama to help out his fellow brothers that were facing opposition....   [tags: Martin Luther King Letter Jail essays]
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Analysis of Letter from Birmingham by Martin Luther King Jr. - Analysis of Letter from Birmingham by Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr., is one of the most recognized, if not the greatest civil rights activist in this century. He has written papers and given speeches on the civil rights movement, but one piece stands out as one of his best writings. “Letter from Birmingham” was an intriguing letter written by King in jail in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. He was responding to a letter written by eight Alabama Clergyman that was published in a Birmingham Alabama newspaper in 1963 regarding the demonstrations that were occurring to stop segregation....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Racism Essays] 938 words
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr - Dr. King and the Dream - Dr. King and the Dream The world saw him as a marching protest leader, an activist, spokesman, civil rights leader, and the conscience of a nation. With keen and sensitive insight, he so eloquently proclaimed that a profound social and human predicament faced our nation and the world. However, some of his greatest messages to us were not preached from a "mountaintop" before millions, but from a little pulpit back home at the Ebeneezer Baptist Church. Dr. King once said, "before I was a civil rights leader, I was a preacher of the gospel....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays] 986 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. not only spoke with purpose but also with a style unlike any others. He was an inspirational speaker and a motivational leader. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., due to his importance in the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's, motivated masses with his tremendous speeches and actions. Dr. King utilized his charisma and inspirational tactics to change the views and beliefs of a nation and to lead his people throughout their course of the civil rights movement....   [tags: Biography Biographies King Luther Essays] 2919 words
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The Assassination of Martin Luther King - Convicted for armed robbery in 1960, James Earl Ray escaped from Missouri State Penitentiary on April 22, 1967. Ray’s hatred for the black population and support for Nazism fueled his drive to assassinate pacifistic leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. During the civil rights era, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s strong political and religious presence caused him to be a potential target as many denounced his promotion of equality amongst blacks and whites in America. Moreover, with the use of a Remington rifle, Ray shot King from a bathroom window of a hotel located across the street from the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had a perfect view of King standing on the motel room balcony....   [tags: violent riots, funeral service, black population]
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Analysis of Martin Luther King's - Convincing, Indefatigable and influential are the best adjectives to explain Letter from Birmingham Jail. Martin Luther King Jr's astuteness is enhanced by the astonishing capability to show the unkind and heartless attitude against black community. Throughout the whole writing to the eight clergymen Jr. never get too far from the clash for fairness in Birmingham. As head of the South Christians Leadership Conferences (SCLC), Martin L. King, Junior., in the year 1963 acknowledged Birmingham, Alabama, as "possibly the most carefully segregated city in the United States"....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis, Civil Rights]
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Martin Luther King Jr. - “I have a dream that one day my four little children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of the character,” (Martin Luther King Jr,1963) Martin Luther King Jr. was a smart child and had a good childhood. He learned values from his parents, and Martin Luther King Jr was a man of much wisdom during his time. He was a major contributor to the civil rights movement, and those contributions have profound effect even today. Michael Luther King was Martin Luther King Jr’s name when was born....   [tags: Biography ]
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Martin Luther King Jr. - ... Martin started growing into his late teens, early twenties, and grew a lot more mature. On December 1, 1955, 42-year-old Rosa Parks went on the Cleveland Avenue bus after work. She sat in the first row of the colored section. When she was asked to move, she refused, causing her to be arrested. On the night Rosa Parks was arrested, the head of the local NAACP met with Martin Luther King Jr. and other local civil rights leaders to plan a citywide bus boycott. King was elected to lead the boycott because he was young, well trained, and had family connections (Martin Luther King Jr., Biography)....   [tags: Biography] 878 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - On April 4, 1968 an extravagant brutal event marked history. It was the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a father of four, a civil rights leader, a clergyman and the man that changed the views on segregation. When he died the investigation came alive, the dream preceded, the laws of segregation began to disintegrate and the nation joined together to fight segregation for the first time. The change to be brought forth to our nation all began, “On January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia” (Biography.com)....   [tags: Assasination, Civil Rights Leader]
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Martin Luther King, Jr. - HISTORIC FIGURE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.  Historic Figure: Martin Luther King, Jr. i. Life and education. ii. Motivation. iii. Attributes and qualities. iv. Movements, protests and activities. v. Achievements and awards. vi. His legacy. Historic Figure: Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a legend whose life, ideas and actions had great influence in the civil rights movement and liberation of the oppressed in the US and the world. King was born on Saturday, January 15th 1929 in Georgia, Atlanta as reported in Nobelprize.org (Nobelprize.org 1)....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Within our daily lives we encounter multiple people who make an impact on us. They influence us to be better at what we do and show us that having an opinion helps us stand out from others. Throughout life we encounter these individuals and learn about past people who have had a great effect on people showing us what a true hero is. The late Martin Luther King Jr. is a hero in the eyes of people due to the fact that he spoke his mind as a social activist, risked his life to end segregation, and stood up for what he believed was right during the civil rights movement....   [tags: Civil Rights Act of 1964]
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Martin Luther King's Dream - ... His father was a pastor, so he grew up very religious. “Martin followed his dads footsteps and become a minister of a church in the small city of Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery was a great example of racism. Dr. King saw the racism and felt something was needed too be done. On December 1, 1995, “Rosa Parks chose not to give up her seat in front of a bus for a white passenger, resulting to being arrested.”(The Dream) A decision by Martian to boycott against the bus transportation started his life as an excellent leader....   [tags: civil rights movement, brief biography] 641 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - In the pages of human history, man has been known to have hunger for power and wealth. This human quality made human beings to exploit other fellow beings to further their self interest. In Old Testament times, the Egyptian Pharaoh subjected the Israelites to slavery to make his nation the greatest on earth. Indians were ruled by the British Empire and deprived them of their freedom for nearly four centuries. More than five centuries ago, the Africans were brought to the New World by the European settlers to work for them as slaves....   [tags: history, civil rights]
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Martin Luther King Jr - On January 15, 1929 a child came into the world just as any normal child would, except this child would eventually change the world with one speech about his dreams. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was that child and not only did he share his dreams in front of over 260,000 people he changed the views of millions of people. Dr. King played many roles, but his fight for equal rights showed how he could combine all of those roles into one humble, strong-willed human being. Dr. King was born in Atlanta, Georgia to two loving parents Michael King Sr., who he was named after but later both would change their first names to Martin, and Alberta Williams King....   [tags: equal rights, african americans, segregation, US]
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Martin Luther King, Jr. - I had a dream were the famous words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At the time of segregation in the 1950's this powerful speech led not only Negros to a world of equality but America to abide by the constitution they created. Dr. King was an inspiring man with a brilliant mind. He led a battle against one of the hardest issues America had to face, segregation; when one is unequally treated based on the color of their skin, shunned or out casted. He led America out of segregation to become one equal nation and to be diverse....   [tags: Biography] 1455 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Broadcaster Edward R. Murrow once said, “To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.” Those words apply to any form of communication but are substantially potent when considering ones written endorsements. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” was written as a peaceful rhetorical rebuttal intended to appeal to its eight authoring clergymen; whom expressed their disapproval of Dr. King’s actions and their timing....   [tags: Letter from Birmingham Jail]
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Martin Luther King - The month of May is set aside each year to celebrate African American History. When you think of Black History month, the first thing that we all think about is the historical speech, “I have a dream”. However, he did so much more than just present the speech that we all are familiar with had moral values that he stood for and was the leader of many civil right movements. This man is known as Martin Luther King. He was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Jr.’s parents were Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. - ... The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956) was formed as a result to Rosa Parks’ arrest (December 1, 1955) because she refused to give up her seat for a white man in a full bus. President of the NAACP, E. D. Nixon, helped Martin Luther King Jr. bring The Montgomery Improvement Association lead the boycott of the public buses. Because of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Freedom Rides were established in 1961. Freedom Rides were a sequence of organized interstate bus rides to resist the prejudice Jim Crow Laws throughout the southern states....   [tags: Civil Rights Movement, civil disobedience] 1109 words
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The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. - It changes the world one step at a time. He devoted his life to changing the world. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born to Alberta and Martin Luther King. Alberta Williams King was born September 13, 1904 in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Luther King, Sr. was born December 19, 1899 in Stockbridge, Georgia. Martin's dad was a pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. His mother was a school teacher. His siblings were Christine King Farris born September 11, 1927, and Alfred Daniel Williams King born July 30, 1930....   [tags: i have a dream,baptist church,discrimination]
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Martin Luther King - Paragraph fourteen of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is the paragraph that makes the strongest appeal to the reader’s emotions by providing vivid examples of how hatred, racism, and discrimination negatively affected the lives of African Americans. These vivid examples range from stories of him explaining segregation to his children to the police brutality that was taking place throughout the south. Dr. King expresses himself in a way that forces the reader to visualize and deeply feel these events....   [tags: Letter from Birmingham Jail, America]
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The Influence of Martin Luther King Jr. - ... King entered Morehouse College at the age of 15 and graduated four years later. 4 He was the third generation to attend this academic institution. At first he planned to major in medicine or law, but by his senior year, he changed to theology.5 King himself was not one to follow in the footsteps of his father, grandfather or mother, and was influenced by Dr. Benjamin Mays, President of Morehouse College, to become an “advocate for racial equality.” 6 (History.com need to cite) Following Morehouse College, King entered Crozer Theological Seminary, and graduated in May 1951 with a Bachelor of Divinity degree....   [tags: action, example, non-violence, speech]
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The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. - ... was a poor boy, working with his grandfather till the age of 16 as a sharecropper just outside of Atlanta in the small town of Stockbridge, Georgia. He moved to Atlanta with almost nothing to call his own except a pair of shoes and an education up to 6th grade. Later, he met Alberta Williams, the minister’s daughter. On one Thanksgiving day, in the year of 1926 Sr. married the love of his life. Shortly after they settled in, King Sr. was already devoting himself to the church where he got voted in as Pastor; taking over the duty of the earlier Pastor that had died of a heart attack in 1931....   [tags: atlanta, discrimination, social reform] 641 words
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Complexities of Dr. Martin Luther King - Martin Luther King, Jr.’s impact on the civil rights movement was nothing short of monumental. To say anything less may be considered sacrilege in the history of the United States. King’s liberal and Christian upbringing, comfortable and educated childhood, and his theological education all played a large part in his contributions to civil rights in America. Perhaps one of his most sustained acts was his ability to represent the plight of African American rights while simultaneously portraying a palatable character to White America....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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Independence Of India and Martin Luther King - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 at Porbandar located in Gujarat and was assassinated on January 30, 1948. Mahatma Gandhi was the superior leader and revolutionist of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. He led Republic of India to autonomy and galvanized movements for civil rights and independence across the globe. Just like other revolutionist in history, Gandhi took his time to evolve and advanced his techniques to confirm that his actions created an effect. His acceptance in several religions was very much admirable....   [tags: gandhi, indian nationalist, civil disobedience]
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Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. - ... They then had 4 children. Their names are Dexter Scott King, Bernice King, Yolanda King, and Martin Luther King III. The King family has been living in Montgomery for only a year and the city was highly segregated and became the epicenter of the burgeoning struggle for civil rights in America. It was galvanized by the land mark of Brown vs. board of education. Another big change in the city was Rosa Parks not giving her seat up to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus and was later arrested....   [tags: civil, rights, educate, goals, leader, group] 834 words
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Famous Actions of Martin Luther King - Most people know martin Luther King for his “dream speech”, that isn’t the only thing that made him famous though. Martin Luther king was a key factor in the civil rights movement with all of his non-violent protests. From his sit inns, marches, letters, and speeches to even his death, the civil rights movement wouldn’t have gotten as far as it did without him. As one of the nonviolent protests, marching was a great way to recognize a problem in the community. The march on Washington (1963) was organized to protest for jobs and freedom....   [tags: dream speech, civil rights movement]
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Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Hero - African American people have come a long way from the illiterate slaves, who were once picking cotton in fields, to powerful political leaders. A prime example would be President Barack Obama, the first African American president of the United States of America. But first we must ask ourselves, how did this occur. Who lead African Americans to better living standards. Civil rights leaders, such as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks, just to name a few. However, among these great names in history, there is one that stands out, and that man is Dr....   [tags: african americans, civil rights, black community]
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Martin Luther King and Malcom X - Martin Luther King and Malcolm X are the two most celebrated figures from the Civil Rights Movement. The paths they led were extremely different, and what they preached sometimes conflicted with the other. However, they had the same goal in mind, and that was for African Americans in the United States have equal rights as others. Malcolm X is one of the most influential and controversial figures from the Civil Rights Movement. He began as a troubled young man and grew into a powerful leader. Malcolm became so effective in his leadership that he eventually became one of the focal individuals in the Nation of Islam after being imprisoned....   [tags: Civil Rights movement] 2281 words
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Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr - ... When King Jr was a kid, His first encounter with racial discrimination were mild but important. The important encounter with racism was when he began school, White kids of this school were supposed to switch schools once the year began The parents of the kids that were White were not allowing King Jr To go over and play at their houses this lead King Jr's mother to explain Segregation and the history of Slavery to him. His family made him get the habit of noticing and responding to the things happening to his race....   [tags: I have a dream speech]
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was born in Atlanta Georgia on January 15, 1929. His parents were Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his siblings were guided by the spiritual teachings from their father and attended public schools in Atlanta during their childhood. King and his nine siblings grew up in a financially secure middle class family. They received a better education than the average child of their race, King noticed this and it influenced him to want to help all blacks....   [tags: segregation, rights, leadership]
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination - ... Even when a brown-eyed student is tormented, the exercise continues; it is all a part of the experiment. The next day, the children switched roles, allowing them to all comprehend the degrading and humiliating emotional aspects of being an “outsider”. While viewing the short film, a few important aspects of prejudice and equality interested me the most. Throughout the documentary, it was clear that the children were susceptible to the poisonous effects of prejudice. When judged and treated unfairly based on a characteristic they had no control over, the nine-year olds quickly became frustrated, uncomfortable, and rejected....   [tags: discrimination, civil rights, eye of the storm] 666 words
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Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. - Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.      African Americans are fortunate to have leaders who fought for a difference in Black America. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X are two powerful men in particular who brought hope to blacks in the United States. Both preached the same message about Blacks having power and strength in the midst of all the hatred that surrounded them. Even though they shared the same dream of equality for their people, the tactics they implied to make these dreams a reality were very different....   [tags: Malcolm X Luther King Compare Essays] 1478 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Frederick Douglass - Martin Luther King Jr. and Frederick Douglass When comparing two essays, there are many different aspects that the reader can look at to make judgments and opinions. In the two essays that I choose, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. 'Letter from Birmingham Jail', and FREDERICK DOUGLAS'S 'From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave,' there were many similarities, but also many differences. Some of them being, the context, style, structure and tone. Many times when readings or articles are being compared, people over look the grammatical and structural elements, and just concentrate on the issues at hand....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays Douglass Luther King]
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Two Speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. - ... wants the crowd to help him stop the racism going on around them. The way that Martin Luther King Jr. approaches the audience at Crawfordville, Georgia is not to use big words to confuse them but to come out and tell them what is happening around them and that it needs to be stopped. Martin Luther King Jr. says “Our four parents labored right around here for two centuries without wages. They made cotton king they built the homes of their masters and oppressed in the midst in the most humiliating and unjust conditions.” What Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: ethos, audience] 679 words
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Biography of Martin Luther King - Biography of Martin Luther King The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15,1929 (9). Martin Luther King Jr. began nursery school at the very young age of three years old in 1932 (5). After attending elementary school for one year Martin Luther King got expelled from school after his second grade teacher found out that he was only five years old which was a year too young to be in second grade in 1934 (5). The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. began attending high school at the thirteen in 1942 (5)....   [tags: Papers] 513 words
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Martin Luther King Jr.: How Society Changed - ... King also said that children should not be judged because of their skin color but by their character (Garrow). King continued to reiterate the phrase “ I Have A Dream” to emphasize hope (Garrow). He hoped to see a change in society and a world free of discrimination. Martin Luther King’s uplifting “ I Have A Dream” speech impacted the majority of the US and gained much support (Garrow). The crowd of over 250,000 people praised King after the speech ended. Due to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964....   [tags: civil rights, speech, blacks]
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History and Accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. - ... earned a sociology degree from Morehouse College and attended the liberal Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was elected class president. Martins father’s friend became Martins mentor. Martin was influenced by drinking and playing pool at college against his fathers will. He got involved with a white women and went through a difficult time before he could break the affair. During his last year in seminary, Martin Luther King Jr. came under the influence of theologian Reinhold Niebbuhr, a classmate of his father's at Morehouse College....   [tags: equality, boycott, dream] 1461 words
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Comparing Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela - Thesis: Actions, beliefs, and patience are characteristics that are comparable in both the lives of Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. I. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela performed similar actions in their lives. A. In 1955, Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for the civil rights of the black population in America. B. Similarly, in South Africa, Nelson Mandela fought for the freedom of blacks from apartheid. II. Another similarity between King and Mandela is that they had the same beliefs....   [tags: compare contrast essays]
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X philosophies - The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing. The Civil Rights Movement began shortly after the end of World War II. The United States took a big turn with the Supreme Court’s decision in the Brown vs. the Board of Education case. This decision sparked a revolution that forever changed America. Once this movement began, it didn’t stop, there was no turning back and Martin Luther King Jr. realized this while Malcolm X didn‘t. He preached a change that African Americans would grow but only through nonviolence....   [tags: civil rights, mlk, malcolm x, racism] 527 words
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A Short Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. - ... Scott and King were married on Coretta’s parent’s lawn on June 18, 1953 in the city of Marion, Alabama. In 1954, they began living in Montgomery, Alabama, with Coretta taking on the many duties of being a pastor’s wife at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. They had four children together; Bernice Albertine, Dexter Scott, Yolanda Denise King, and also Martin Luther King III. All of their kids later became civil rights activist, following their parent’s footstep. King’s involvement in the civil rights movement began in the 1950’s when he noticed how badly African Americans were treated....   [tags: African American civil rights activist] 1470 words
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The Effective Leadership Style of Martin Luther King Jr. - Our world is filled with many successful leaders. The gift of being a leader can be learned; however some individuals have a natural born talent to be a leader. Each leader has his or her own unique leadership style. The gift of being a leader can be learned. Certain individuals are born with a charismatic style and can easily be a leader. A successful leader is one who can inspire and motivate people towards a goal. Martin Luther King Jr. was an individual with a born gift to lead people. The following paper will discuss how Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: Civil Rights, MLK] 631 words
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The Dreams of Lebron James and Martin Luther King - Lebron James grew up wanting to be a football player while he was in college he had a dream to be NFL star. This dream slowly faded when later on in college he found a new interest and love for basketball. He practiced everyday without fail. Wherever he got the chance he would be outside shooting hoops and practicing drills. It was at this time that a new dream arose. That dream was to be the best basketball player, and that dream came true. To this day Lebron James is one of the biggest stars in NBA history....   [tags: basketball, segregation, conflict] 731 words
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Change Against Racial Oppression and Martin Luther King - “Free at last” were the words of a legendary man who would later inspire change throughout the world. Through his panoply of work, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged the popular idea of African Americans being of less status than “white men”. His I Have a Dream speech is recognized across the world, not only as inspiration for blacks everywhere, but also as a prime example of non-violent civic activism. King’s main objective was to achieve the equality that blacks had been deprived of. He discussed the issues of racial discrimination, segregation, and political and economic justice by means of public speeches that spanned throughout America....   [tags: Prejudice, Equality] 732 words
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Comparing Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X - During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s in the United States, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X had different methods and philosophies for trying to accomplish the very similar goal of civil rights for African Americans. Although Martin Luther King, Jr. had a philosophy of non-violence and racial integration and Malcolm X believed violence might be necessary and believed in racial separation, the two leaders had a lot in common: “Martin and Malcolm have become the two most recognizable African American icons of the twentieth century”(Carson 22)....   [tags: compare/contrast essays]
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Mahatma Ghandi Influenced Martin Luther King, Jr. - The example of one can have effect on millions. Many times mankind’s leaders have physically strong characteristics. From the bulging muscles to the long dark hair. Their philosophies focus on war and violence. However, “An eye for an eye will only make the world go blind”(Gandhi). Gandhi was a very small and frail man, but his philosophies had a major affect on citizens and leaders. The philosophies and life of Mahatma Gandhi affected the leadership and life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Introduction Searching for “Truth” is being able to realize who we are and what are “destiny” is(McLeod, Saul)....   [tags: Truth, Peace, Activists]
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Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born into a society that treated him inferior to white people just because he was African-American. As a bright young boy in a diminishing culture, his father reassured him that he was just as good as anyone else. He was determined to work hard, and demonstrate his equality regardless of race. He set out to be the best he could be and graduated high school at the early age of fifteen. Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: I Have A Dream Speech] 1841 words
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Martin Luther King and Love - It is rather difficult to speak of love in an original sense today. If someone were to ask an individual to define love, a common response would be, “love cannot be explained, it cannot be defined”. This answer would be acceptable if love was equally felt for and between all people. But anyone would have to agree to the fact that there are different degrees and levels of love. Someone would not love his or her family members the same way they would his or her spouse. Love varies between different levels of action and feeling, and a definition of each level must be discovered in order to understand its varying power....   [tags: essays research papers] 1334 words
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Martin Luther King and Malcom X: Construing the Courageous - ... That a point could be made without physically hurting someone. “We don’t have to argue with anybody. We don’t have to curse and go around acting bad with our words. We don’t need any bricks and bottles. We don’t need any Molotov cocktails.” Here, King explains to us that we do not need to be aggressive in violence we need to be aggressive in persistence. King used a nonviolent way of grasping the attention of others all while achieving results. Unlike Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X had a different approach when it came to his speeches....   [tags: civil rights activists]
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X - During the Civil Rights Movement, which lasted from 1865 to the late 1960s, three different amendments were composed and ratified in favor of African Americans. Many famous African Americans, from musicians to authors and leaders to entertainers, sprouted from the influence of this period. Two strong leaders from this era were Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Martin Luther King Jr. made a bigger impact on the population than Malcolm X because of his speeches, beliefs, direct and peaceful activities, and the effect his death had on the population....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. - Can you imagine a world where you were judged based on the color of your skin. In the 1950’s one man was tired of this and dedicated his life to changing it. Martin Luther King Jr. made an enormous impact in the world that we live in today. He wanted freedom for all and fought an endless battle to get us to where we are. Martin was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. By using, speeches, marches and his actions he accomplished his goal and was a main contributor to end segregation....   [tags: civil rights movement, racism, segregation]
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Civil Rights Leaders: Martin Luther King Jr. - “Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American Civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968”(“Martin Luther King Jr.”). For many years people have celebrated a day known as “Martin Luther King Day” in honor of a man who stood up for his beliefs and stood up for his race (“Martin Luther King Jr.”). Many observe the third Monday of January as a regular day, while others observe it as a day to remember a man who changed America....   [tags: social activist, civil rights movement, racism]
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X - ... The clergymen had called him an extremist and at first he says how disappointed he was by being called an extremist but then he quoted Jesus and called him an extremist of love "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (p.4), by doing this he agreed in being an extremist and that he was being and extremist for a good reason. He also quoted historical figures like John Bunyan, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson to make his point....   [tags: hate or love, extremist] 696 words
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