Persuasive Essay On Martin Luther King

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Years ago , Martin Luther King went on a journey to fulfill a dream. He didn’t only believe in just racial equality. He was an advocate for every person , no matter what race or religion. There is no doubt that his dream came true. Extreme changes have taken place since he began his journey , however equality is still an obstacle we humans have to break through. Martin Luther King believed in justice and equality for everyone. As a minister he believed and preached that all men are created equally in the image of God , he says “ we hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal”( I have a dream speech). He believed in making peace without violence , spreading love instead of hate and changing illegal, injustice and unethical behaviors. He was willing to fight for the rights of many people from different races , cultures , gender or religion. As a result of his christian beliefs , he fought for equality for everybody through non violence protests. He believed that it was never right to use violence because it spread hate instead of the love of God. He wanted everyone to unite as one and also be able to work with one another without being judged by skin color , ethnicity or background. Several years ago our very land , the country we love and call our homes was filled with extreme hate , segregation and discrimination . Many whites felt superior to African Americans and the thought of having to share anything with the colored folks made them angry. Even though Abraham Lincoln emancipated the slaves , the colored folks were still not free. After the civil war the South was extremely bitter about their loss and this brought about the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. This cult spread hate into the hearts of ma... ... middle of paper ... ...ding up to a white person. Many whites fought so hard to keep everything segregated that even schools were separate for blacks and whites. Even though changes were being made to the society , it still wasn’t enough. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that "separate but equal" public schools for blacks and whites were unconstitutional ( Brown v. Board of Education). This was extremely important because the court was forced to face the issue of racism and come to realize the bitter truth. The case overturned the ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson because the the court ruled that having separate facilities for blacks and whites was a violation of the 14th amendment under the equal protection for all clause. This case served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement but also triggered a lot of violence , which Martin Luther King was preaching against.
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