Why Was Martin Luther King Jr?

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Question 1 Why was Martin Luther King Jr. against the war in Vietnam? Martin Luther King was against the war in Vietnam because he thought the federal government was hypocritical to have black men fight for a country the he had no civil rights or protection. (Text Pg. 518) Dr. King referred to the was as a “demonic suction tube”, because it was taking away the funds from programs use the help the poor blacks, he considered to be and enemy of the poor black people. Dr. King spoke about how the United States destroyed the Vietnam’s two most cherished institutions, the family and village; the land and crops; and the destruction of the unified Buddhist Church. He told his audience that this destruction must stop because not only are the people of Vietnam suffering, the poor people are pay the price with devastated hopes. He the proposed steps the United State should take to end the war. 1.  End all bombing in North and South Vietnam.   Declare a unilateral cease-fire in the hope that such action will create the Atmosphere for negotiation.  Take immediate steps to prevent other battlegrounds in Southeast Asia by curtailing our military buildup in Thailand and our interference in Laos.  Realistically accept the fact that the National Liberation Front has substantial support in South Vietnam and must thereby play a role in any meaningful negotiations and any future Vietnam government.  Realistically accept the fact that the National Liberation Front has substantial support in South Vietnam and must thereby play a role in any meaningful negotiations and any future Vietnam government. Question 2. What were the human costs of the civil rights movement? And who are some of the people who lost their lives in the struggle?... ... middle of paper ... ...step in the struggle for progress. He worked to assure white Americans the cooperation between the races in the interest of prosperity did not endanger segregation. He urged black people to struggle steadily instead of making demands. He thought asking questions about equality was ludicrous and progression come through constant struggle and white America would grant African Americans’ with their rights is hey showed economic progress. (Text pg. 343) Nation of Islam consist of Muslims members who work towards brining awareness to the African American people, protection of civil rights, empowerment through the spirit of God, the power of the vote and wise investments. The movement encouraged blacks to speak out against oppression, they recruited and employed black prisoners, believed Jews were the principal enemies of the black race. (Text pg. 553-554)

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