Martin Luther King's Acceptance Speech Analysis

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In December 10, 1964, Martin Luther King addressed an Acceptance Speech, on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. The quote that Martin Luther King mentioned was “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up”. It was significant because he accepted the Nobel Prize for Peace during a rough time when 22 million Negroes of the United States of America were involved in a battle to end racial injustice. He accepted it on behalf of a civil rights movement, which is moving with determination to establish freedom and a search of justice. This quote connects to my life by giving me motivation to push myself every day because I want to be the first one out of my family to head to college and the responsibility to do the right thing and get an education in order to give back to the communities we come from. I am attempting to do this and in the future give back to the community I came from and where I was raised. It has shaped me to have a way of living differently than others. Being Mexican is very important to me because I’m …show more content…

Martin Luther King Jr. is considered the formative figure in the modern fight for the civil rights movement and fought for racial equality with something much stronger than tolerance. He fought for the equal rights for all people of every background. Being a leader of racial equality and spoke up for the wrong doing of society, but also the peoples' actions towards making America a better place and equal opportunity. The reason he is so unique is because he was non-violent in his goals. King had great moral and philosophical purposes by speaking out in the public of the conflicts that was going on during that time and finding ways to overcome those conflicts in a peaceful

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  • Explains martin luther king's acceptance speech on the occasion of the nobel peace prize in oslo, norway, was significant because he accepted it during a rough time when 22 million negroes in the united states of america were involved in racial injustice.
  • Opines that being mexican is important to them because they represent an ethnicity and represent themselves as a role model for younger individuals who are discouraged about not belonging in the united states.
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