Comparing Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela

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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. A. King firmly supported his nonviolence protest movement for the equality of blacks in America. B. Likewise, Mandela adhered to the ways of nonviolence to fight apartheid. III. One similarity that Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela had was that they were patient. A. King patiently used the method of nonviolence to fight for equal rights. B. In the same way, Mandela also patiently fought against apartheid. Mandela and King: Two Sides of the Same Coin "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty! We are free at last!" (King Para 25). Martin Luther King Junior and Nelson Mandela were similar in the actions they performed. King and Mandela's beliefs were another trait that was similar between them. Patience represents another similarity between King and Mandela. Actions, beliefs, and patience are characteristics that are comparable in both of the lives of Martin Luther King Junior and Nelson Mandela. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela performed similar actions in their lives. In 1955, Martin Luther King, Jr., fought for the civil rights of the black population in America. As King states in his "I Have a Dream" speech, "I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with... ... middle of paper ... ...can learn from their similar qualities and become better people and leaders of tomorrow. Works Cited Ens, Jack Vans. "Practice patience under pressure." Vail Daily. 18 Jan. 2014. Web. 19 April 2014. Heltzel, Peter Goodwin. "Radical (Evangelical) Democracy: The Dreams And Nightmares Of Martin Luther King, Jr. And Antonio Negri." Political Theology 10.2 (2009): 287-303. Academic Search Complete. Web. 22 Apr. 2014. King, Martin Luther, Junior. "I Have a Dream." American Rhetoric. Web. 19 Apr. 2014. . Limb, Peter. Nelson Mandela: A Biography. Connecticut: Greenwood press, 2008. eBook Collection. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. Waghid, Yusef. "Philosophical Remarks on Nelson Mandela’s Education Legacy." Educational Philosophy and Theory 46.1(2014): 3-7. Taylor & Francis Online. Web.19 Apr. 2014.

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