Persuasive Essay On Martin Luther King

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“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.” These powerful words were spoken by the civil rights pioneer, Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. In May, 1941, twelve year old King’s grandmother Jennie died of a heart attack. King didn't handle this tragedy very well; losing a loved one is extremely difficult, but to compound the matter, at the time of her death, King was at a parade his parents specifically told him not to attend. Frantic and distraught, King jumped from his family's second story window with what some historians believe was a possible attempt at suicide. In his teenage years, King attended segregated public schools and at the age of fifteen was accepted to Morehouse College, where he studied medicine and law. He never intended on following in his fathers footsteps by joining the religious ministry, but that later changed when he began following the teachings of Dr. Benjamin Mays. Graduating in 1948, King entered Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. During his tenure at the Seminary, Kind earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree, won a prestigious fellowship, and was elected president of his predominantly white senior class. Soon after, King enrolled in a graduate program at Boston University. He completed his degree in 1953 and later went on to earn a doctorate in Systematic Theology two years later. In February of 1960, a number of African-American students started what is now known as the “Sit-In” movement in Greensboro, North Carolina. The “Sit-In” movement was a non-violent protest of segregation. What the students woul... ... middle of paper ... ... the Civil rights act was passed. At this time Martin Luther King received the Nobel Peace Prize. During the time the Cold war was going on, African Americans were also struggling to gain equal rights in the United States. How I think Martin Luther King had impacted the cold war was by uniting people, and bring everyone together. He showed he was able to change a whole nations opinion on equal rights. The whole world was watching one man change the whole world views on everything. You can tell he was passionate about the rights of society. He was dedicated to changing the world. We need more people like martin and maybe our world will be a better place. Martin Luther King was an amazing guy who changed the life of so many people, he sadly had a tragic end to his life when he was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Martin and his amazing work will never be forgotten.
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