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Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

- Martin Luther almost single handedly lead the Protestant Reformation with his 95 Theses. A strict father who most likely did not accept “no” as an answer raised Martin Luther. Martin Luther turned out to follow in his footsteps in his fervor to change how a church teaches and practices Christianity. While the pope and the Catholic Church shunned Luther he took that time to create something that would be the foundation for the founding fathers and the empire that the United States would become....   [tags: Martin Luther]

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The Life and Work of Martin Luther

- Arguably one of the most recognizable names in Church history, Martin Luther rattled the cages of the legalistic, heretical Roman Catholic authorities, and enabled the masses to encounter God in a more direct way from that point on. The New Westminster Dictionary of Spirituality describes him as, ““An Augustinian Eremite friar and theology professor at Wittenberg, who emerged as the principal guide and spokesman of the Protestant Reformation, giving his name to the strongest wing of that movement… predominantly regarded as church leader, reformer and innovator.” Martin Luther’s life and theology have forever changed and shaped the way Christian’s view and value faith and works through his...   [tags: Martin Luther Essays]

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Martin Luther And The Catholic Church

- ... Luther didn 't revolt against the church right away; instead he started a reform movement from within it. His conflict with the church on matters he did not see fit soon became clear. Martin Luther was exceptionally sincere and had encountered a profound predicament. He reasoned that regardless of how great he attempted to be, regardless of how he attempted to avoid sin, despite everything, he wound up having evil contemplations. He was frightful that regardless of the number of benevolent acts he did, he could never do what was necessary to acquire his place in heaven....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther]

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Martin Luther the Protestant Reformer

- Perhaps the greatest religious leader the world has ever seen, Martin Luther is seen as the spark to the Protestant Reformation. Some viewed him as a heretic while others saw him as an advocate for religious freedom and truth. In the present, most Christians would credit Luther as the most influential person to help shape the state of Protestant Christian religion. The Lutheran church branch is named after him. Martin Luther, the greatest protestant reformer, was born on November 10, 1483 at Eisleben....   [tags: Martin Luther, Protestant, Reformation,]

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Martin Luther And The Reformation

- ... After a while at the monastery, Martin was sent to teach theology at the University of Wittenberg. During Luther’s time there , Luther began to question the teachings of the church and what he had been learning all along at the monastery. The catholic church there was selling indulgences to the congregation to save themselves from time in purgatory. The congregation believed that they could find salvation through the church and the council. This idea that the Pope could issue indulgences for the remission of sins was based on the theory that St....   [tags: Martin Luther, Protestant Reformation, Indulgence]

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Martin Luther 's Strict Upbringing

- ... However, Luther’s beatings were more abhorrent than most other children because he was whipped and sorely punished that it was enough to draw blood. On one occasion “when Martin filched a nut, he received a thrashing that drew blood, as the adult Luther still remembered” (Oberman 87). The fears instilled in Luther’s childhood is deeply rooted and it is hard to overcome these fears that his parents burdens him with. The focus however was more on Martin’s relationship with his father who completely intimidated his son that the Reformation can be explained as an act of self-defense which was a protest against ruthless fathers (Oberman 87)....   [tags: Martin Luther, Protestant Reformation]

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Martin Luther 's Reform Movement

- ... But if this is done, the head of many a pampered cleric must either suffer a continuous rain of hard blows ... How can this be avoided when Christendom is being so terribly devastated by ravaging wolves?” Thomas Muntzer rejected Luther and his view against the German Peasants’ Rebellion and as a result broke off from him. He believed that the Peasants had the right to rebel against the injustice and unfairness of the hierarchy system and the abuse of the clergy. Thus, his theology contained powerful mystical and apocalyptic elements that formed the basis of his support for the peasants....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

- ... A just law is a law that requires both minority and majority groups to obey. MLK inferred that an unjust law is a law that forces a group to follow a statute that the minority group had no hand in voting on. This was exactly the case with segregation. Martin Luther King Jr. felt that it was a human’s moral right and obligation to break unjust laws within reason. He stated, “One that breaks an unjust law, must do so lovingly, openly and must accept the penalty.” He stated how Christians faced severe punishment and even death when they would not obey the unjust laws of the Roman Empire....   [tags: Law, United States, Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

- ... 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 Connor. Bull Conner, who was the police chief in Birmingham in the 60s, believed that African Americans didn’t have rights and he encouraged his police officers to use brutal force at the rallies and marches....   [tags: African American, Black people, Martin Luther King]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

- ... 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 Connor. Bull Conner, who was the police chief in Birmingham in the 60s, believed that African Americans didn’t have rights and he encouraged his police officers to use brutal force at the rallies and marches....   [tags: African American, Black people, Martin Luther King]

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Martin Luther 's Father Of The Holy Roman Empire

- ... Unlike others who would easily forget their promise, this was not the case with Martin Luther, who wholeheartedly planned to uphold his promise. It is argued that his commitment to the promise he made stemmed more so from inner conflict than anything else. Prior to his promise, Luther had been plagued, tormented even, by conflicts within himself. Luther was constantly troubled by the question as to how he could materialize before God at the final judgement; the question was nurtured by the atmosphere in which Luther lived and its apocalyptic expectation....   [tags: Martin Luther, Protestant Reformation]

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Martin Luther And The Church On The Doors Of Wittenberg Cathedral

- ... Luther, unlike the corrupted leaders of the Church, knew that this was wrong and that it needed to be stopped. As the Church continued to regress, more and more people began join Luther and his teachings. Luther was so set in his ways that he decided to take his chances in doing what he believed was right. On October 31, 1517, Luther took the opportunity and posted the Ninety-five Theses to the doors of Wittenberg Church. “In his Ninety-Five theses, he attacked the indulgence system, insisting that the pope had no authority over purgatory and that the doctrine of the merits of the saints had no foundation in the gospel” (Britannica)....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

- On the third Monday in January, we celebrate a man who helped change the course of history in the way people treat others who are different than them. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American clergyman and civil rights leader for who was made famous by the glorious speech “I Have a Dream”. (Norton 1152) In this speech, he spoke of a future where Caucasians and African Americans would no longer be segregated and to not be judged by the color of our skin but to be known together as equal....   [tags: African American, Rhetoric, Martin Luther King]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Didn't Wait to Fix Anything

- We have been taught at a young age to be obedient to the people that give us the rules. We are taught to follow those rules, and if we disobey those rules we shall be punished. Near the beginning of Dr. King's letter, he mentioned the word, wait. He quotes, “'Wait!' It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity, This 'Wait!' has almost always meant 'Never.' . . 'justice too long delayed is justice denied'” (745). Martin Luther King and Stanley Milgram are correct in saying that there is a certain point that humans need to disobey to do good instead of evil....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr., ]

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My Hero: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

- A hero is somebody who commits an act of remarkably bravery or who has shown an admirable quality such as great courage or strength of character. (Encarta, 2009) Joseph Campbell has come up with eight of his own characteristics of a hero. Joseph Campbell is known as a scholar of mythology. There are several people in our times that are considered a hero. Whether, these heroes are fictional or nonfiction, they all portray some kind of heroic abilities. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one the most heroic figures of our time....   [tags: heroes, Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph Campbell, ]

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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s American Dream

- Throughout history America has been the arriving place of immigrants searching for a better life. America is perceived as the land were endless opportunities are available. The greatest explanation of the American dream is Martin Luther King, Jr. speech; I Have a Dream. Dr. King speech is more like a testimony of truth, rather than a speech. At the time of his speech African Americans were not free, while the Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal. Dr. King’s movement established the way for the idea that there is an American dream....   [tags: American Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr., ]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream for the Future

- The future. A broad term. An abstract term. A term saturated with meaning, with importance, with significance. Each of us has a slightly different way of defining the word “future”. For some of us, “the future” refers simply to time. To a date. To a random assortment of letters and numbers. For others of us, however, “the future” takes on a completely different meaning. It refers not only to a specific time, but also to our hopes, our goals, our dreams for that time. In the case of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior, it was a “dream for the future” that eventually changed the world....   [tags: future, Martin Luther King Jr., ]

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Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet ' And Martin Luther 's Relationships With Their Families

- ... He refers to his dad as a Greek god and a perfect human being created by god (Hibbard 280). For Luther, when his father passed away, he was stricken with grief and could not work for days which demonstrated his extraordinary attachment to his father (Bainton 8). Additionally, Luther believes that the father is the head of the household like the magistrate in the state, others are to love, honor, and obey him (Bainton 306). Moreover, the kids have to obey the parents, especially their father....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, Mother]

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Martin Luther King 's Letter From Birmingham Jail Essay

- Augustine Ugwu Professor Professor Ileana Loubser ENGL1301 November 2, 2014 Martin Luther King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail Essay Analysis Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” is an emotional gaze into the authenticity of racial discrimination in 1960s America. King established this letter to his fellow clergymen which aims to address their concerns on the subject of the wisdom and timing of the nonviolent actions and the unjust demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama that he and other fellow leaders carried out in 1963....   [tags: African American, Racism, Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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Where Do We Go From Here By Martin Luther King Jr.

- ... King 's writing helps to understand the equal position for all human beings. It is also a weapon used in those days to raise high the flag of peace especially in countries where there was a tough situation for instance, Vietnam and USSR. Through the ideas presented in the book, people are able to outline some of the challenges facing the communities. For example, racism, gender, inequality among other major problems and giving them a chance to criticize and fights all sorts of injustices in their societies....   [tags: African American, Race, Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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Dr. Martin Luther King 's Letter From Birmingham Jail

- ... Next, Martin Luther King gives a detailed explanation of the difference between just and unjust laws. He states; “A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.” He then goes on to quote St. Thomas Aquinas pointing out that “Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.” (Para 16) These points emphasize how the segregation laws intact are unjust....   [tags: Morality, Law, Ethics, Martin Luther King]

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Facing Adversity: Martin Luther King Jr. and My Father

- Most people do not actively seek out adversity, yet few can escape encountering adversity in the form of hardships and afflictions. Two people who faced great adversity in their lives were Martin Luther King Jr. and my father Brent Vickery. These men both faced adversity in different degrees and at different times and places within the United States, but what makes them similar is that their strength of character allowed them to face adversity boldly. Martin Luther King Jr. is a prominent inspiration to me because he was a passionate man who brought about change to the world around him....   [tags: fathers, Martin Luther King Jr., leadership,]

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Letter From Birmingham Jail By Martin Luther King Jr.

- ... Throughout the course of my major, we focused on environmental responsibility and justice in the global community, and essentially, focusing on studying the relationships between oppression, power, society, education and social change. With that being said, throughout Seminar 102, I found several of our readings to be very comprehensible and applicable to what I was learning in my major classes. For example, Theme for English B by Langston Hughes, The Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson, Maus by Spiegelman and of course, Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: Sociology, Oppression, Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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Dr. Martin Luther King 's I Have A Dream Speech On Washington

- ... military were always very limited and controversial. Particularly on the part of the U.S. military, the ideals that African Americans did not possess the intellectual capacity, aptitude, and skills to be successful fighters, successfully kept the black community out of the military or restricted to nonsensical jobs. In an interview with Cadet Levi Swindell, George Porter, a black war mechanic during World War II, states: After World War I, the government said that blacks were lazy, they could not lead, they had a smaller brain and a confused brain, and they couldn’t do high-tech work....   [tags: African American, Black people, Martin Luther King]

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Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King

- Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King It is early months of 1963 in the southern city of Birmingham Alabama. A city that lies in civil unrest and bitterly divided. A city to which African Americans march, hold protests and sit-ins in an effort to gain equal rights. They are met with brutal opposition in the form of police officers, attack dogs and water hoses. During this time of utter chaos two separate civil rights leaders speak out on their beliefs. Reverend Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King both speak on the issues of violence, the media and the will of the Negro people as a whole in a effort to win support for the African American Community....   [tags: Jesse Jackson Martin Luther King]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., A Political Icon

- There are a select few individuals who have come variously to be called "great" or "brilliant" because they and their accomplishments have forever changed society and the world. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of those individuals. Martin Luther King's contributions to history place him in this inimitable position. One of the great figures in the march of human history, Martin Luther King Jr., like Gandhi before him, lived by a heroic credo of non-violence. More than two decades since his death, Martin Luther King ideas; his call for racial equality, his faith in the ultimate triumph of justice, and his insistence on the power of nonviolent struggle to bring about a major transformation o...   [tags: Martin Luther King]

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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Funeral and Assassination

- Dr. Martin Luther King’s Funeral and Assassination Word spread like wildfire when the news of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination hit the public. As the leading civil rights activist in the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. preached words of peace and understanding among races. A well known name throughout the North and South, King gained extreme popularity within the African American community. When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated a wave of sorrow spread across the nation. With rage, sadness, and hopelessness in the public eye, clearly the assassination hurt more than just one man, it hurt a nation....   [tags: Martin Luther King]

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Martin Luther The Great Reformer by J.A. Morrison

- Martin Luther The Great Reformer by J.A. Morrison and revised by Michael J. McHugh is the story of Martin Luther and the great impact that he made during his life, 1483-1546. This man made a huge impact not only on those in Germany, but those everywhere even today. With his posting of his ninety-five thesis he opened the eyes of many and started a controversy that was to shake up the world. Because of this, he not only made numerous friends, but just as many enemies. Luther grew up in a strong, but poor, Catholic home in Germany....   [tags: Martin Luther Morrison]

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Writing Inspired by the Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

- The story takes place a few miles from New York City in 1968. The reader is introduced to a nine-year-old boy who is dropped off at a theatre with his friend in the outskirts of the town. The theatre plays horror-films, which excite the boys. As they enter the theatre they knew this wasn't a regular movie theatre. A black man served them their drinks and as they sat down on the front row they discovered that they were the only whites in the theatre. Their instinct told them to fly, but at the same time the theatre went crazy as a werewolf attacked its victim on the screen....   [tags: Martin Luther King]

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Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail

- Rhetorical Analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" In his essay "Letter from Birmingham Jail", Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. disproves the assumptions of people that believe racism is acceptable when he compares the maltreatment of blacks to the inhumane treatment of the Jews by Hitler. King establishes a relationship with his audience by connecting on a level that is larger than the exploitation of African American's rights. He forces his readers to think about the execution of millions of Jews that was ordered by Hitler....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr]

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Biography of Martin Luther King Jr.

- Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights Movement Essays]

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Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr

- Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15th, 1929, in Atlanta Georgia. His parents are Martin Luther King, Sr.and Alberta Williams King. His father was a prominent member of the blackcommunity in Atlanta and was a Baptist Minister. His family stressed the need of a firm education to lean back on. King attended a local, segregated public school and was dedicated to learn. At the age of 15, King attended Morehouse college and graduated in 1948. King continued his pursuit of knowledge at Croezer Theological Seminary and later graduatedwith honorsonly to further his education by getting a doctoral degree in systematic theology in 1955.During King's...   [tags: MLK Martin Luther King Civil Rights]

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X: Icons for the Civil Rights Movement

- Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were two individuals who not only helped the African-American plight during the Civil Rights Movement, but served as icons to the history of their race. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X grew up in very different environments. King Jr. came from a middle class family where education was a significant value in his home life. Malcolm X, on the other hand, was raised in a foster home after his father’s murder and his mom was put into a mental institution. He was a self-taught individual who did not receive much in the way of a formal education....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Civil Rights Mo]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

- The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a well known man in many cultures of the world. Dr. King was and still is one of the most influential heroes in American history. King's views and beliefs, which were similar to the non-violent ideas of Mahatma Gandhi, helped African Americans through the 50's and 60's obtain the rights and liberties that was their birth right. King faced many obstacles on his quest like jail and even assassination attempts. Despite these obstacles, he became a successful leader during the Civil Rights Movement, and even after his death, by guiding African Americans in a non-violent and positive direction for the fight to secure rights and equality....   [tags: The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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Martin Luther King's Shattered Dream

- Martin Luther King's Shattered Dream "I have a dream" is a phrase heard by more than 200,000 Americans on August 28, 1963, and since then, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" has resonated through millions of heads and thoughts in the world. Eyes search for the reality of his dream, ears search for the freedom bells ringing, hands search for a brother's hand, and mouths search for the songs of freedom. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a utopia where the colors of black and white would become so intertwined that shades of gray would appeared....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]

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Racial Controversy Surrounding the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

- The Racial Controversy Surrounding the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. today is no doubt revered. He is commonly called the “Father of Civil Rights,” and is looked upon as a national icon, in an almost presidential-type light. His achievements have not only begat a national holiday for his birthday, but also helped lead to the creation of Black History Month. However, his accomplishments were not so regaled in his own time. In fact, most Caucasian Americans refused to even recognize any ban or barrier he and his cohorts attempted to change....   [tags: Martin Luther King Junior]

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Anti-Semitism Essay - Martin Luther as Spiritual Icon for Adolf Hitler

- Martin Luther as Spiritual Icon for Adolf Hitler    The world has been plagued with the specter of anti-Semitism for many centuries. This hatred manifested itself in the frenzy of Nazism and the deaths of six million Jews, the Holocaust as it has come to be known. If someone were to reveal an eight step plan for the removal of Jews from European society, one would readily associate such a plan with Adolf Hitler. One would not, however, think also of Martin Luther, though he himself wrote an essay in 1543 entitled "Concerning the Jews and their Lies" outlining such a plan....   [tags: Martin Luther Essays]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - A Model of Courage

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a Model of Courage To be courageous is necessarily connected with feeling personal danger. If no danger exists, no courage is possible. To show true courage, one must be nonviolent. Violence is the last resort of a coward. For one's courage to truly effect a situation, one must convince others to show the same type of courage. The perfect embodiment of moral courage in the face of serious personal danger is Martin Luther King Jr. King stood up to bigotry through his words and actions....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]

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Is Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream Possible?

- Is King’s Dream Possible. What is the main purpose of Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream Speech?" Well it depends on whom you ask this question. White people will give a totally different answer than black people. It is a fact of life that the two different races will never see eye to eye. They can interpret the same event in two totally different ways. I believe that both races understand the main points in Mr. King's speech. They realize that Mr. King emphasized peace, respect, and equality for every human being....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]

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Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King

- One of the most skillfully written compositions was done in a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was heading a national political movement for the recognizable equal treatment of colored people wrote a letter to his fellow clergy men while being imprisoned. In one article, he was able to address not only the clergy, but a wide, diverse audience, send his message across thoroughly, and affect millions of lives because of his purpose and the different personas he assumed....   [tags: MLK Martin Luther King Birmingham Jail]

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Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

- Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968 Nationality: American Occupation: civil rights leader Occupation: minister (religion) Michael King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in the Atlanta home of his maternal grandfather, Adam Daniel Williams (1863 — 1931). He was the second child and the first son of Michael King Sr. (1897 — 1984) and Alberta Christine Williams King (1903 — 1974). Michael Jr. had an older sister, Willie Christine (b. 1927), and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams (b....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights Essays]

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Effective Nonviolence & the Multiple Intelligences

- Martin Luther King, Jr.: Effective Nonviolence & the Multiple Intelligences Introduction "Nonviolence can touch men where the law cannot reach them." These words, uttered by the late civil right's leader himself, were the fundamental tenet of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. These words, though few in number, are great in power. These words, simple, plain, and concise, provide a rubric with which to investigate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s creative genius and intelligence. Howard Gardner, eminent contemporary psychological theorist promoting the concept of multiple intelligences, investigates the lives of seven geniuses of the modern era in his book Creating Minds (1993)....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr Essays]

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Literary Techniques of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech

- From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial more than forty years ago, Martin Luther King electrified America with his momentous "I Have a Dream" speech. This speech demanded racial justice towards the mistreated black community of America. The theme of the speech was that all humans were created equal and that this should be the case for the future of America. King's words proved to touch the hearts of millions of people and gave the nation a vocabulary to express what was happening to the black Americans....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights]

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Henry Thoreau's Civil Disobedience and Martin Luther King Jr.

- Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience took the original idea of transcendentalism and put it into action. His civil acts of defiance were revolutionary as he endorsed a form of protest that did not incorporate violence or fear. Thoreau’s initial actions involving the protest of many governmental issues, including slavery, landed him in jail as he refused to pay taxes or to run away. Ironically, more than one hundred years later, the same issue of equal rights was tearing the United States apart....   [tags: Henry Thoreau, Martin Luther King]

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The Rhetoric of Pathos in the Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

- The Rhetoric of Pathos in the Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream," says Dr. Samuel Proctor, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Rutgers University. "All the little children--you hear everywhere you go: 'I have a dream.' All the little children repeating that speech. It's become like the 'Star Spangled Banner' or the 'Pledge of Allegiance.' It's entered our culture." And so it has: "I have a dream" has become one of the most memorable phrases of the twentieth century....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]

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Martin Luther King Jr and His Opposition to the Vietnam War

- Martin Luther King Jr and His Opposition to the Vietnam War The American public knew about Martin Luther King long before they had ever heard about the war in Vietnam. King was associated with the war in Vietnam only after accomplishing his finest civil rights works, and after US involvement in Vietnam was already nine years old. They met in 1965, and battled each other until King's death in 1968. By 1965 King saw a federal voter rights bill passed for minorities, had national financial support, and even gained the backing of President Johnson himself....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]

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Martin Luther King Jr's Impact on the Civil Rights Movement

- Martin Luther King Jr's Impact on the Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech directly contributed to the Civil Rights movement. While delivering his speech at a kairotic moment, King tells us how blacks have been serving an injustice and that they should be treated equally. Much had transpired before the speech was delivered. As civil rights protests spread throughout the nation, King continued to combine peaceful methods of protest and his theological training to work towards the hope of equal rights for blacks (Kauffeld and Lefrd, 1989)....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]

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How Dr. Martin Luther King Would Respond to September 11

- Martin Luther King's teachings stand at the core of the strong foundation of America. Today, terrorism, war and recession are seeping in, cracking that foundation and eroding civil rights and civil liberties. And while the teachings of Dr. King came many years ago, they are especially relevant to us today as we struggle with painful losses and difficult questions about the future of America. President Bush announces almost daily that the U.S.-led attacks on Afghanistan will lead to justice. Although there may be no other realistic options at this stage of this particular conflict, Dr....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]

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Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

- Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is an excellent example of an effective argument; it was written in response to an editorial addressing the issue of Negro demonstrations and segregation in Alabama at the time. He writes in a way that makes his argument approachable; he is not attacking his opposition, which consists of eight Alabama clergymen who wrote the editorial. This is illustrated in his opening sentence: “My dear Fellow Clergymen” (464). King was an activist for civil rights during this time, and came to Alabama to help out his fellow brothers that were facing opposition....   [tags: Martin Luther King Letter Jail essays]

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Analysis of Letter from Birmingham by Martin Luther King Jr.

- Analysis of Letter from Birmingham by Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr., is one of the most recognized, if not the greatest civil rights activist in this century. He has written papers and given speeches on the civil rights movement, but one piece stands out as one of his best writings. “Letter from Birmingham” was an intriguing letter written by King in jail in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. He was responding to a letter written by eight Alabama Clergyman that was published in a Birmingham Alabama newspaper in 1963 regarding the demonstrations that were occurring to stop segregation....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Racism Essays]

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A Discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham City Jail

- A Discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham City Jail Martin Luther King Jr. discusses the advantages and purposes for his theory of nonviolent direct action in his Letter From Birmingham City Jail. He shows four basic steps that must be taken to achieve nonviolent action. They include 1) collection of facts to determine whether injustices are alive; 2) negotiation; 3) self-purification; and 4) direct action. Each of these steps will be explained as part of King's argument later in this essay....   [tags: King Martin Luther Birmingham Jail Essays]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr - Dr. King and the Dream

- Dr. King and the Dream The world saw him as a marching protest leader, an activist, spokesman, civil rights leader, and the conscience of a nation. With keen and sensitive insight, he so eloquently proclaimed that a profound social and human predicament faced our nation and the world. However, some of his greatest messages to us were not preached from a "mountaintop" before millions, but from a little pulpit back home at the Ebeneezer Baptist Church. Dr. King once said, "before I was a civil rights leader, I was a preacher of the gospel....   [tags: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essays]

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The Movie ' Luther '

- ... (Till, 2003) Luther was asked to recant his writings from the Council of Worms. Luther than stated “Unless I am convinced by scripture and by plain reason and not by the Popes and councils who have so often contradicted themselves, my conscience is captive to the word of God. To go against conscience is neither right nor safe. I cannot and will no recant. Here I stand. I can do no other, God help me.” (Till, 2003) In the film, the characters were based on real people. The Historical figures Fredrick the Wise, Pope Leo X, and Katharina von Bora were all real important figures throughout the film....   [tags: Martin Luther, Protestant Reformation]

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Martin Luther: A Life, by Martin Marty

- Martin Luther was a man of great thought and constantly went against the feelings and views of other people of his time. Martin Luther was born on November 10th in 1483, in the Saxon town of Eisleben located in Germany. Martin was born of mother Margrethe, who many of his enemies thought of as being a whore and a bath attendant, yet Martin recalled her later on in life as someone who was hardworking and very able and willing to punish him if he had done wrong. Martin Luther grew up in the middle-class range and wasn't born into great wealth like many other great scholars of his time were like such as Girolamo Savonarola, who's family was rich before his birth around Luther’s time....   [tags: influential African Americans]

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Martin Luther And The Reformation Of Christianity

- Many people in across the world attend protestant churches and many of these people do not even understand where the term protestant comes from. The term comes from the Protestant Reformation that really took roots in the 1500’s. Protestantism comes from the letter of protestation that was written by the Lutheran princes in Germany when the Roman Catholic Church signed an edict saying that Martin Luther was a heretic. The Church in the 1500s did not allow for translation of the bible from the original languages which the common person could not read for themselves....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Protestantism]

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The Impact of Martin Luther on the Church

- Introduction Martian Luther was born to a German family in 1483. His father was born a peasant, but raised to own a Coppermine. Because of this he was determined to see Martin Luther go into the civil services. By the time he was 19 he had earned his first bachelors degree, and planed to continue with a masters in law. However in 1505 there was a terrible storm, and lightening bolt struck near him. Upon this he cried out “Help, St. Anne. I’ll become a monk”. Because of how religious everyone was during that time, if a person promised something to a saint or god, they had to keep it, or otherwise they would go to hell....   [tags: Religious History ]

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The Life and Influence of Martin Luther

- ... This was merely a public affirmation similar to Baptism. The Church began to pray on the fact that the common people believed that through their (the church) words they (the people) were being justified. Lindberg states, “The word of absolution is rather a verbal act, which first creates a relationship 0 between God in whose name it is spoken, and the person to whom it is spoken and who believes the promise.” Running a church with the size and functionality of the Roman Catholic Church is expensive and people were willing to pay to see themselves and their love ones absolved of sin....   [tags: influential people in Church history]

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On the Bondage of the Will, by Martin Luther

- The year is 1524; Desiderius Erasmus, the famed humanist scholar, has finally chosen a side in the debate between the Catholic Church and Martin Luther by publishing his Diatribe on Free Will (Waibel 71). Prompted by Pope Adrian IV to distance his own humanist work from the spiritual reform of Luther, Erasmus’s Free Will asserts how important humanity’s freewill is in the effort of salvation (Tomlin 139). His view was a direct assault against Luther's own vocal opinion on the subject (Waibel 72)....   [tags: Free Will, Biblical Worldview]

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The Protestant Refomation and Martin Luther

- The Protestant Refomation Religious change was comming.In the 16th century some people were angry. They were angry about how the Roman Catholic Church was running things. Some people voiced their anger, such as John Calvin and Martin Luther. Change did happen in that time period, the event is called the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant Reformation started in 1517, when a man by the name of Martin Luther posted his Ninety-five Theses on the doors of Wittenberg's all Saints Church. That may be what historians say started the Protestant Reformation, but there was a lot of uneasy feelings about the Church before Martin Luther....   [tags: Religion, Change]

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The Assassination of Martin Luther King

- Convicted for armed robbery in 1960, James Earl Ray escaped from Missouri State Penitentiary on April 22, 1967. Ray’s hatred for the black population and support for Nazism fueled his drive to assassinate pacifistic leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. During the civil rights era, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s strong political and religious presence caused him to be a potential target as many denounced his promotion of equality amongst blacks and whites in America. Moreover, with the use of a Remington rifle, Ray shot King from a bathroom window of a hotel located across the street from the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had a perfect view of King standing on the motel room balcony....   [tags: violent riots, funeral service, black population]

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Erasmus And Martin Luther And Erasmus

- ... However, he became attracted to the study of ancient Greek and Roman virtues prompted by the groups of humanists. The humanists were scholars from an intellectual movement known as the Renaissance, which gave rebirth to old classical learning styles in Europe through the 1300’s to the early 1700’s. While in Paris, he visited England, where he gained the acquaintances of Renaissance Humanists John Colet and Thomas More. Erasmus developed a structure of classical virtue and Christian devoutness, which he believed could be used to reform the lives of Christians and the church as a whole....   [tags: Catholic Church, Protestant Reformation]

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Brief Biography of Martin Luther

- Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483, in Eisleben, Germany. His parents Hans and Maragarette Luther were of peasant linage, but Hans had some success as a miner and an ore smelter. In 1484, the Luthers moved to nearby Mansfeld where Hans held successful ore deposits. Hans knew that the mining industry was a tough business and wanted his son to have a more promising fortune and to become a lawyer. At the age of seven, Martin Luther entered the local school at Mansfeld. At the age of 14, Martin Luther went up north to Magdeburg, to continue his studies....   [tags: Priest, Catholicism, Religion]

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Martin Luther and the Amazing Reformation

- The fact that the Reformation occurred at all is more than a little astounding, in part because of the way it began. Martin Luther wrote his Ninety-five Theses and posted it to the door of All Saints' Church to start a debate, his intent was not to start the Reformation.1 One of the things I find interesting about the Reformation, beyond all the changes that took place because of it, is how many things had to come together to make it happen and one of those things was the invention of the printing press....   [tags: printing press, church, Christian]

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The Life of Martin Luther

- Martin Luther was a man who impacted the world’s society and history. He marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, which changed the course of Christianity forever. He was a powerful man of God, who reformed the corrupt Catholic Church, rediscovered the Living Word of God, and restored many authentic Christian doctrines. Luther was a man who changed the world. Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany on November 10, 1483 to a middle-class family. During his childhood, two of his brothers died by a plague....   [tags: catholic chutch, bible, protestant reformation]

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Martin Luther 's The Reformation

- ... His writings changed the course and perception of religion and cultural history in the west. The 95 theses is based on discussing and critiquing the ideology that salvation could be reached through faith and by divine grace only. This was one issue that Luther continually objected and especially the activity of selling indulgences to the believers by the Catholic Church. It is through this belief that Luther wrote the Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences which is also commonly known as The 95 Theses....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Catholic Church]

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Martin Luther's Life and Teachings

- Martin Luther was a Christian theologian and an Augustinian monk. He was born on November 10, 1483 to Hans and Margaretha Luder in Eisleben, Germany. The day after his birth he was baptised on the day of the St. Martin of Tours. Martin’s father wanted more for his youngest son so he did everything he could to get his son involved in the civil service and bring honor to their family. His father sent him to various schools in Mansfeld, Magdeburg, and Eisenach. In 1501, at the age of seventeen, Martin entered the University of Erfurt....   [tags: Religion, History]

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Martin Luther and The Jews

- Martin Luther’s actions and intentions have puzzled historians for centuries. Some believe that Luther was in fact, a beneficial character towards the Jews; however, based on various historical proofs, Luther was not favourable towards the Jews in history. Contrary to some opinions of Luther’s kindness towards the Jews, his propaganda and extensive efforts to punish the people deem him to be a deceitful man. Although Luther appeared to be inconsistent in his emotions towards Jews, he was ultimately an anti-Jewish character in his era....   [tags: history, christians, jews]

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Martin Luther the Evangelical Educator

- ... Luther was first and foremost a theologian and a professor. His 95 theses which cause such a stir in the medieval church, were the same theories he used to teach his students. Once Luther was free to design his church in Wittenberg, he went about creating order to educate the German masses on true Christian religion. The German people had been suffering from various hardships (Peasant War 1524-1525), and disorder had cause the Lutheran churches to lose power. Luther himself during this time had lost faith in the capabilities of the church to lead the masses ....   [tags: Reformation, medieval Christendom]

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Protestant Reform and Martin Luther

- ... After translating The Bible into German, Martin Luther paved the way for Lutheranism. Luther believed that one must not repent their sins by payment or indulgences. He believed we simply needed to have faith in Christ and that salvation came from God. Luther also believed that priests should not be celibate. His beliefs also rejected the ideas of purgatory. Lastly, Lutheranism did not view transubstantiation in the same way as with Catholicism. Though Lutheranism maintained the closest in practices of the Catholic Church, it was their abuses of those sacraments that swayed Luther to reform....   [tags: sins, read, church, money, abuses]

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Martin Luther And John Calvin

- ... Who exactly has the authority in the church. In the Catholic Church the authority is invested with the hierarchy of the church. This means that the hierarchy is made up of bishops, priests, and deacons; in this model the authority lies mainly with the bishop and he is free to exercise it, while the priests and deacons serve as the assistant to the bishop. On the other hand, the authority lies with the believer, congregation, and the teachings of the denomination. Next is prayer; Catholics pray to God, but they also ask Jesus, Mary, and or any other saint to intercede on their behalf when presenting themselves before the Lord....   [tags: Christianity, Protestant Reformation]

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Analysis of Martin Luther King's

- Convincing, Indefatigable and influential are the best adjectives to explain Letter from Birmingham Jail. Martin Luther King Jr's astuteness is enhanced by the astonishing capability to show the unkind and heartless attitude against black community. Throughout the whole writing to the eight clergymen Jr. never get too far from the clash for fairness in Birmingham. As head of the South Christians Leadership Conferences (SCLC), Martin L. King, Junior., in the year 1963 acknowledged Birmingham, Alabama, as "possibly the most carefully segregated city in the United States"....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis, Civil Rights]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

- ... Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech intended on being about freedom. This topic was very important to King Jr. In “I Have a Dream” the word “freedom” is said twenty times. This is very important because it stresses how passionate Martin Lither King Jr. was about helping create freedom and equality for all. King Jr. believed it was time for a change. Martin Luther King Jr. references a very important man and document when he starts his speech off with “five score years ago” (2015, p.1). King Jr....   [tags: United States]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

- In this world, there are a lot of people who showed great courage and tried to make the world a better place. Among these people, one of them is Martin Luther King Jr. He made the world a better place for black citizens by doing non-violence movements and marched the way to freedom. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta Georgia as Michael King Jr., but changed his name to Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of Protestant Martin Luther. Through his activism, King played a pivotal role in ending the legal discrimination of African American citizens....   [tags: Biography]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

- On April 4, 1968 an extravagant brutal event marked history. It was the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a father of four, a civil rights leader, a clergyman and the man that changed the views on segregation. When he died the investigation came alive, the dream preceded, the laws of segregation began to disintegrate and the nation joined together to fight segregation for the first time. The change to be brought forth to our nation all began, “On January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia” (Biography.com)....   [tags: Assasination, Civil Rights Leader]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

- “I have a dream that one day my four little children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of the character,” (Martin Luther King Jr,1963) Martin Luther King Jr. was a smart child and had a good childhood. He learned values from his parents, and Martin Luther King Jr was a man of much wisdom during his time. He was a major contributor to the civil rights movement, and those contributions have profound effect even today. Michael Luther King was Martin Luther King Jr’s name when was born....   [tags: Biography ]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

- Within our daily lives we encounter multiple people who make an impact on us. They influence us to be better at what we do and show us that having an opinion helps us stand out from others. Throughout life we encounter these individuals and learn about past people who have had a great effect on people showing us what a true hero is. The late Martin Luther King Jr. is a hero in the eyes of people due to the fact that he spoke his mind as a social activist, risked his life to end segregation, and stood up for what he believed was right during the civil rights movement....   [tags: Civil Rights Act of 1964]

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

- HISTORIC FIGURE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.  Historic Figure: Martin Luther King, Jr. i. Life and education. ii. Motivation. iii. Attributes and qualities. iv. Movements, protests and activities. v. Achievements and awards. vi. His legacy. Historic Figure: Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a legend whose life, ideas and actions had great influence in the civil rights movement and liberation of the oppressed in the US and the world. King was born on Saturday, January 15th 1929 in Georgia, Atlanta as reported in Nobelprize.org (Nobelprize.org 1)....   [tags: Civil Rights]

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Martin Luther King Jr.

- In the pages of human history, man has been known to have hunger for power and wealth. This human quality made human beings to exploit other fellow beings to further their self interest. In Old Testament times, the Egyptian Pharaoh subjected the Israelites to slavery to make his nation the greatest on earth. Indians were ruled by the British Empire and deprived them of their freedom for nearly four centuries. More than five centuries ago, the Africans were brought to the New World by the European settlers to work for them as slaves....   [tags: history, civil rights]

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Impact of Martin Luther

- "Luther was a German patriot. He was never a nationalist in the modern sense of the word. Luther was, above all, a pastor, professor of theology and iconic figure of the Protestant Reformation. Luther has been variously identified as an advocate of absolute monarchy, democracy, individual freedom, intellectual repression, nationalism, internationalism, spirituality and secularism. He was a religious figure; his battles were fought over theological issues that may seem to us obscure but whose implications touched every area of life, individual and corporate....   [tags: Religion, History]

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

- I had a dream were the famous words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At the time of segregation in the 1950's this powerful speech led not only Negros to a world of equality but America to abide by the constitution they created. Dr. King was an inspiring man with a brilliant mind. He led a battle against one of the hardest issues America had to face, segregation; when one is unequally treated based on the color of their skin, shunned or out casted. He led America out of segregation to become one equal nation and to be diverse....   [tags: Biography]

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