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Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream - I believe that our nation, as a whole, has come to realize completely what Dr. Martin Luther King's dream actually was. I cannot say, however, just because our nation has realized his dream we have all acted to make it come true. Dr. King stated, " I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers." Our nation has understood this statement made by Dr....   [tags: Race, Racism] 294 words
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Biography of Martin Luther King Jr - Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was truly a man faced with adversity. King, an African American, was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929, a time and place in which African Americans were being severely discriminated against. However, he would prove to be the most influential people in history for Civil Rights. He entered Morehouse College at the age of 15, was ordained a Baptist minister at 17, graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary as class president at 22, married Coretta Scott in June 1953, at 24, and received a doctorate in systematic theology in 1955, at age 26....   [tags: Civil Rights] 295 words
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Comparing Jonathon Edward and Martin Luther King - Comparing Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathon Edward and Martin Luther King's Speech "I Have A Dream" Would you rather be scared into submission or moved to submit. Both are very effective as I will show. Jonathon Edward's "{Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God", describes his views of a vengeful God and man as sinners. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" is known as one of the most motivational speeches ever given. I would like to begin by describing what these two powerful speakers and speeches have in common, and will include their differences as well....   [tags: Compare Contrast] 298 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther king jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. His father Martin was the priest of the Ebenezer Baptist church, and his mother Alberta Williams King was a schoolteacher. Martin also had a younger brother, Alfred Daniel and an older sister, Christine. Martin learned about racism at an early age. When he was six years old, their parents stopped his friendship with two white boys. And at the age of eleven a white woman hit him over the head just because he was black....   [tags: Papers, racism] 315 words
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Martin Luther King and His Fight Against Racism - Martin Luther King and His Fight Against Racism The person whom I respect who fought for what he believed is a person whom we celebrate every year, on the third Monday in January. He was an American Clergyman and Nobel Prize Winner, one of the principal leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement and a prominent advocate of non-violent protest. That is right, it is Martin Luther King Jr. The reason I admire this man so much is for everything he has done for this country, in the way of racism....   [tags: Character Analysis, Social Isssues, Legal Issues] 321 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin Luther King Jr. When English settlers came to America over 500 years ago, American history began to build rapidly to form what we know today. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed American History through his speech, " I Have a Dream." Its efficiency set our nation down a whole new path. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech had such a great impact on our nation because of his deliverance, optimism, and the composition of his speech. It is apparent that Martin Luther King, Jr. had much experience by the way he delivered his speech....   [tags: Papers] 405 words
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Mr. Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail - "Martin Luther King Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail, which was written in April 16, 1963, is a passionate letter that addresses and responds to the issue and criticism that a group of white clergymen had thrown at him and his pro- black American organization about his and his organization's non- violent demonstrative actions against racial prejudice and injustice among black Americans in Birmingham. King writes the letter to defend his organization's actions and the letter is also an appeal to the people, both the white and black American society, the social, political, and religious community, and the whole of American society to encourage desegregation and encourage solidarity and equal...   [tags: Letter From Birmingham Jail King Essays] 408 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin Luther King Jr.      Martin Luther King Jr. was definitely an influential speaker and writer. He was able to move people with his ideas and words. In his letter from the Birmingham jail he was trying to inform people of the injustices that African Americans were experiencing at this time. His audience was mainly the clergymen of the church. Since most Americans at this time believed that African Americans were uneducated and not on the same level as white Americans, MLK had to prove otherwise....   [tags: Racism MLK History Historican Essays] 410 words
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1965, during the civil rights movement there were many organizations which fought for the rights of African-Americans. The Southern Christian Leadership Committee and the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee were two of the major organizations, which focused on fighting for black people's rights. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Committee. He believed in non-violence, which was the form of resistance in which he used against the white people....   [tags: Papers] 411 words
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Martin Luther King's Persuasion Tactics - Martin Luther King's Persuasion Tactics M.L. King uses a number of techniques to persuade his audience to join his campaign. Most of the techniques that he uses in his speech stem from his religious background, his father being a clergy man, as was he. He also uses America's pride and freedom against them making them believe that they are contradicting their right for freedom which they had to fight so hard for. Another technique that he uses is the tone, volume pitch and emphasis on the words and sentences that are important in his speech....   [tags: Papers] 419 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin Luther King, Jr. was born at noon Tuesday, January 15, 1929, at his home in Atlanta, Georgia. He was first named Michael Luther King Jr., and later changed his name to Martin, after his father. He was the first son and second child born to the reverend Martin Luther King, Sr., and Alberta Williams King, a schoolteacher.Growing up as an African American in Georgia, Martin experienced and suffered discrimination throughout his boyhood. This discrimination against black people was cruel and demoralizing....   [tags: Biography] 444 words
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Biography of Martin Luther King Jr - Biography of Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 to Alberta Williams, a school teacher, and Martin Luther King, a Baptist pastor. King became a minister at 17, and then went on to graduate from Crozer Theological School at 22, and then continued to study at Boston University. While studying King became highly interested in Christian activism, and improving society through non-violent means. His ideas were heavily influenced by Mahatma Gandhi ....   [tags: Papers] 446 words
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Martin Luther King - Martin Luther King There are many important things that shape the delivery of your speech. Among the most important parts of delivery involved are voice production and articulation. Other important parts of delivery include methods, gestures, eye contact, and the clothing that you wear. Martin Luther King Jr. is considered one of the most influential speakers of this century. The delivery and language of King's speeches has earned him this label. In the next paragraph I shall examine King's delivery and why he is considered such a great speaker....   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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Dr. Martin Luther King - My impression of Dr. Martin Luther King was always and still is that he was a great leader for the African American people. He was a big leader in the civil rights movement. He was also very involved in the community. Even though I have much respect for Dr. King, I felt he was a “house” or “yard” negro leader, the term Malcom X used, and was only interested with civil rights issues. The term “house” and “yard” negroes was what Malcom X called black leaders who were just puppets for the white man....   [tags: essays research papers] 471 words
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leader and Significant Christian - Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leader and Significant Christian Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15th, 1929, to Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. Martin Luther King, Sr. was a prominent member of the black community in Atlanta. He was a Baptist Minister and he served as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Martin Luther King, Sr. stressed the importance of education to King, Jr. King, Jr. attended local, segregated public school and he stood out in his class with his dedication to learn....   [tags: essays research papers] 504 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. and His Speech - Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Speech "I say to you, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of it's creed: "We hold these truth to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."…I have a dream today." Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech still echoes in the minds of Americans today....   [tags: Papers] 514 words
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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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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very important leader of the American Civil Rights movement as well as a Nobel Prize winner. He proved that Civil Disobedience was an effective weapon against depression. King’s challenges to segregation and racial discrimination in the 1950’s and 1960’s helped convince many white Americans to support the cause of Civil Rights in the United States. Dr. King was born into the American Civil Rights movement in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. His grandfather was the founder of the Atlanta Chapters of the NAACP, and his father was the Pastor of the Eboniza Baptist Church where he worked as a Civil Rights Leader....   [tags: essays research papers] 527 words
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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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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Why We Cant Wait - Dr. Martin Luther King’s Why We Cant Wait While reading Dr. King’s novel, I was able to get an uncensored idea of what African Americans went through in their struggle for civil rights. I cannot comprehend the extent to which they suffered while protesting, and it would be ignorant of me to think that I could understand. The many people who fought with Martin Luther King, Jr. for civil rights understand something about this country that I am only beginning to discover. I can only hope this shameful part of our history is never repeated....   [tags: King’s Struggle for Civil Rights]
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Martin Luther King Jr. - The Dream of Equality - On August 28, 1963 a man delivered a message of hope from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. That man was Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., and with his powerful command of language, he turned his speech into much more. Because of Dr. King's eloquent use of the English language and his peaceful demonstrative tactics, his speech comes to life and affects a diverse audience. In the beginning, he speaks of Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, he describes the lives, ."..of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice," (King)....   [tags: American History] 535 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin Luther King Jr. Christians who volunteer for aid organisations such as CAFOD make great sacrifices. They choose to endanger their lives by traveling to war struck countries so that they may help others, living out Jesus' message in the Gospel. Priests, monks and nuns make great sacrifices too they give up their lives to follow God.A Christian from modern times whose life was affected by Jesus' teaching on discipleship was Martin Luther King Jr. King was one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, which fought against segregation of black and white people and demanded equal rights for all....   [tags: Papers] 541 words
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Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles       Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles shows us not only a different world from Earth and Mars, but also the future of America.  Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles depicts the colonization of Mars in terms of the colonizationof America.  The story is similar to what America experienced, such as thediscovery of America, the invasion of Indian colonies, and the new civilization.Dana's response paper also discussed the colonization of Mars.Other critics also pointed out that Bradbury's theme in the story was death.Through futuristic imagination, Bradbury applies connections to American historyand the issue of death in his story while rai...   [tags: Martian Chronicles Essays] 544 words
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If Martin Luther King Were Ali - Martin Luther King was such an inspirational leader because he appealed to not only the black population, but he appealed to all people who believed in equality and freedom. He was viewed as a clean cut, all round good man, and unlike other leaders in the movement for racial equality, did not have un-orthodox, radical views. Since people did not see him as a threat, but as a peaceful man, leading a movement, he was easy to support. For example: People are more likely to agree with a man who explains something in a non-violent, nice way, than someone who uses mud slinging, name calling, and violence to express a view....   [tags: essays research papers] 549 words
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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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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”. This is an excerpt from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech, one of the many that he wrote and is well known for. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an extraordinary life, and will be remembered for his many accomplishments. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was given the name Michael Luther King but later changed his name to Martin Luther King, Jr....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Martin Luther King Jr. Essay - The Key to Being King Martin Luther King Jr. has changed today's society by giving women and men of color the inspiration they needed to succeed in life and he set the stage for more opportunities in America. He may be an example of what your fate is when you try your hardest to achieve your dreams, but there is no doubt that his legacy to obtain equal rights is not still carrying on today. He has also shown that hard-work and diligence is the key to achieving your dreams and his way of thinking during the Civil Rights Movement gives you an idea about being passive aggressive without using violence ....   [tags: biographies bio biography] 553 words
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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 Fought for Freedom, Equality, and Justice - ... In “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Martin Luther King, Jr. uses strategic support by applying Rhetorical questioning, and similes in his writing, to open the church leaders' eyes to racial injustice and convince them to take action against it. “ Letter from Birmingham Jail” Words for a change I would call it. In this letter Martin Luther King used, lots of rhetorical questioning. Dr. King refers to claims by segregationist that a black man fighting for his rights, precipitated violence. In response he answers with a rhetorical question, “Isn’t this like condemning a robbed man because his possession of money precipitated the evil act of robbery?” He uses this question to make people recons...   [tags: discriminate, racial, protests] 565 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - The Most Influential Person of the 21st century The Civil Rights Movement is one of the most important events of the history of the United States. Although many people contributed to this movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., is widely regarded as the leader of the movement for racial equality. Growing up in the Deep South, King saw the injustices of segregation first hand. King’s studies of Mahatma Ghandi teachings influenced his views on effective ways of protesting and achieving equality....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Martin Luther King, Jr. - Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born at home on Tuesday, January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents were Martin Luther, Sr. and Alberta King. He was born into a world where segregation was the law. Where his boyhood best friend, who was white, wasn't allowed to play with him once they started school. Where black people went to separate bathrooms, drank from separate water fountains, couldn't eat in "white's only" restaurants, and had to give up their seats on buses if a white person wanted it....   [tags: Papers] 585 words
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A Peaceful and Charasmatic Leader, Martin Luther King Junior - ... Dr.King encouraged non-violent protest and resistance as a leading spokesperson. By providing a strong leadership to the civil rights movement, he stopped racial discrimination. When the subject of Dr.King is raised, positive words to describe him will outnumber the negative, because he was a true hero. He had a life-committed goal, one that would benefit others, and have a good effect on the future. Martin Luther King Junior was a peacemaker, one of the most important and major leaders in US history....   [tags: civil rights, nonviolent, equality] 598 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement - ... The cultural movement in the 1960s was about change in America. People felt miss treated and unequal. But they were determined to make a change no matter how tough times got or the diffulties they had to face. A change in America was sure to come in the 1960s. But protesters and signs were not the only things in America that made a difference. Music in the 60s was growing and becoming a big part of America. Music gave people the chance to express themselves and their thoughts throw their music....   [tags: racism, kennedy, and molcom X] 603 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin Luther King Jr. On the first day of school, sophomore year, my history teacher presented me with the question of "Who is your hero?" I didn’t have a hero, and until then I hadn’t thought about the subject. Later in the year, my eyes caught a quotation from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the bulletin board which stated somewhat to this effect, "Do not merely be a thermometer that records the ideas and principles of popular opinion; but rather a thermostat that transforms the mores of society." Out of all the quotes that had been posted over the year, it was this one that caught my attention and captured my emotion....   [tags: American History] 605 words
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A Biography on Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, where his father was pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. He attended public schools (skipping the ninth and twelfth grades) and entered Morehouse College in Atlanta. He was ordained as a Baptist minister just before his graduation in 1948. He then enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania and after earning a divinity degree there, attended graduate school at Boston University, where he earned a Ph.D. in theology in 1955....   [tags: essays research papers] 610 words
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Following Martin Luther King, Jr - Following Martin Luther King, Jr "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." (King, Jr.) Following Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech in the United States capital, many laws, including the Civil Rights Act and the Affirmative Action Act, were amended into the constitution. Despite these laws enforcing the equality of race, the US still faces the same dilemma of 1963: racism....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Dream Come True for Martin Luther King, Jr. - ... Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used an anaphora four more different times throughout the text. It is seen again when King uses the anaphora “We can never be satisfied…” (paragraph 13). King explains that the “devotees of the civil rights” (paragraph 13) can never have any satisfaction as long as the minority is still being treated in an unfair way. Ensuring everyone that there is more work to be done. The simile ‘justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream’ (King, paragraph 13) indicates that no one will have any satisfaction until equality is a natural action....   [tags: african americans, inquality, speech] 628 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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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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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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Martin Luther the Protestant Reformer - Perhaps the greatest religious leader the world has ever seen, Martin Luther is seen as the spark to the Protestant Reformation. Some viewed him as a heretic while others saw him as an advocate for religious freedom and truth. In the present, most Christians would credit Luther as the most influential person to help shape the state of Protestant Christian religion. The Lutheran church branch is named after him. Martin Luther, the greatest protestant reformer, was born on November 10, 1483 at Eisleben....   [tags: Martin Luther, Protestant, Reformation,] 643 words
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The Far Reaching Influences of Martin Luther King Jr - Martin Luther King, Jr is often attributed with leading African Americans and other minorities groups in peaceful civil disobedience. He was head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization that is made to help protect and gain human rights for everyone. This group focuses on making sure that everyone is awarded equal opportunity, and receives the same liberties as majority groups. Martine Luther King, Jr is one of the most influential figures in our country’s history due to his courage to stand up in the face of adversity and hardship, and fight for what he believes in....   [tags: minorities, equality, rights] 648 words
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Martin Luther King Jr. had a Dream - ... The point used by the text is that King’s beliefs are that freedom should be for everyone no matter who they are. I believe king uses this phrase to portray a bigger picture for example if a bell rings in a chapel everyone will hear it. So if freedom rings in a country then freedom should be for everyone. I believe the phrase struck everyone and it made people see something they had not seen yet. The second text that I chose was the text borrowed from the song “Free at Last.” I believe that king picked this specific text from this song because it is a song that a lot of people know....   [tags: speech, racism, honorable]
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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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The Aims and Methods of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King - The Aims and Methods of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King The civil rights movement saw many leaders and campaigning groups but it is fair to say the two most significant leaders were Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. Although over the horizon the same objective was clear in both of their minds, their methods were contrasting and their views were different. Martin Luther King, for a black man was born into a fairly rich family and raised in a loving environment his dad being a Baptist preacher....   [tags: Papers] 669 words
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Dr. Martin Luther King - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Paper With his constant pursuit for civil rights, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped bridge the gap between races during the 1960Õs. (It was) His unique approach of using nonviolent protests (to) helped create an awareness of the inequalities the African Americans had to endure during this time period. In 1963, King went to Birmingham, Alabama to engage in a nonviolent protest (there), yet before he could perform the (protest Ð use synonym such as rally or something) he was arrested....   [tags: essays research papers] 672 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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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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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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Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream Realized - People throughout the history of the United States have attempted to attain equality for all African Americans, but only one man along history was able to succeed in such a task and has been the voice of many. This man was Martin Luther King Jr. He was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. His grandfather was the one who commenced the family’s occupancy as Baptist preachers. His family was college-educated and raised King in a comfortable middle-class home. Likewise, Martin was given a good education....   [tags: Biography] 704 words
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