Martin Luther King Jr. was a well-educated man and knew that for change to happen their needed to be action taken. However the action that needed to be taken was the nonviolent kind, he only wanted to be heard and give the black man a voice. King was among many people who helped start and lead rallies and marches through the cities of Alabama. It was in these rallies and marches that led to protests and sit-ins that he was able to give speeches on civil rights. Many of the rallies and marches that he participated in often landed him on the wrong side of the law enforcement and ended with him in handcuffs and eventually sitting in a jail cell alongside of his fellow “brothers” who also participated in the rally or march.
Birmingham was one of these instances. Though the rallies Mr. King led were nonviolent, he was still charged with breaking city laws according to Bull Conn...
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...he belief that human rights included not only the desegregation of public space but also the right to improve one’s economic condition.”(Krochmal).
Much like Mr. King and his struggles in the 60s, the black community today is faced with similar challenges in the face of the political system. While things have progressed since the migration of African Americans to America they have had to endure many challenges in their life to gain their freedom. They have had a constant battle for rights that still rages on today. Although they have made major strides there are still law men arresting and profiling much of the black community. Mr. King believed we could all live in prosperity and join together to make the world a better place. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr. “In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but he silence of our friends.” (McKinstry)
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