Martin Luther King's Impact On The Civil Rights Movement

1244 Words3 Pages
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed - we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." He was a brilliant man, even in his early life. This man's accomplishments are numerous. Non-violence: the policy, practice or technique of refraining from the use of violence, especially when reacting to or protesting against oppression, injustice, discrimination, or the like. This is just a concise overview of the career of a brilliant man and of his impact on the civil rights movement and the world. His strong belief in nonviolent protest helped set the tone of the movement. Inspiringly, he did many things to bring greater equality to America and to ensure civil rights…show more content…
and other leaders of the civil rights movement organized a vast march for the equal rights in Washington, DC. With an immense crowd of of over 200,000 followers, the march was protesting racial discrimination in employment, racial separatism in schools, and they demanded a minimum wage for all workers. In Washington, King gave his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream.” (What Did Martin Luther King Do to Progress the Civil Rights Movement?) Here are some quotes from his “I Have a Dream Speech.” “I have a dream that one day right there in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” He protested against racial segregation and discrimination in America. Another quote from his famous speech is,” "Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood." He not only protested for black people, but for their freedom. “When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! Free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" As a result of the march and the speech, the citizens of the nation began to put growing pressure on the presidential administration, encouraging the president to push for civil rights laws to pass through Congress and be recognized on a national level. (What Did Martin Luther King Do to Progress the Civil Rights
Open Document