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    Who is Martin Luther King Jr. to you? To me he is a hero. He is someone I look up to and have always honored. Martin Luther King Junior was a pastor that later became a social activist. He became the leader of the civil rights movement and, worked with a lot of people. Even though he was the leader of the civil rights movement he would have not been able to do this by himself, and he showed that together we can make a difference.   December 1st 1955. That was the day Rosa Parks refused to give up

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    and the famous Martin Luther King Jr. speech. Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have a Dream speech spoke not only from him but from all people of color at that time, when they were trying to receive equal rights as white Americans. The I Have a Dream speech was given during the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. When Martin Luther King gave this speech, it spoke to over 200,000 people marching and many more through the television. This

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    had become a leader, and he had found his group of supporters, or in other words, his social group. In this case, my formula only works because of the parentheses surrounding the first three parts of the equation. From my perspective, Martin Luther King Jr. became a symbol of a general group of African American Civil Rights Activists, before they found him as an actual leader. While others may figure that there is more than one specific leader that had an impact on the Civil Rights Movement

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    Life and Work of Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist from the 1950’s to 1968 with a strong religious background. A strong advocator for all minorities, King did all in his power to end barriers of community; poverty, racism and militarism. The principle he focused more on, however, was racism. King defined racism as prejudice, apartheid, ethnic conflict, anti-Semitism, sexism, colonialism, homophobia, ageism, or discrimination against disabled groups and stereotypes. Later turning his efforts to

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    Amazing Men Fighting for Equality Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were two of the most well known African American Leaders in the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr. was a baptist minister, a social activist, and later became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, while Malcolm X was an American Muslim minister and also a human rights activist. They used different tactics for violence to achieve their goals, and they also had different beliefs for the roles of whites in the Civil

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    Martin Luther King Jr., an African American man from Atlanta, Georgia was placed in a Birmingham, Alabama prison for his protest against the treatment of African Americans in Birmingham. He was there because of the out of hand treatment the black people of Birmingham had endured. “The Letter from Birmingham Jail” was written in response to the eight white, Alabama clergymen that had sent him a letter about his demonstrations causing problems in a city that was not his place to be. Martin Luther King

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    audience Does it really matter how words are used if they are used to make a change for the better? Martin Luther king Jr. is considered an icon. Tupac Shakur is also another man that some would call an icon. Although these two men had different ways of expressing themselves, they both had the same idea, which racism needs to end. Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist as well as a pastor. Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist wanting equality for everyone. He had an honest understanding in discrimination

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    Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X grew up in two different environments. Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised in a comfortable middle-class family who encouraged education and whose name in Atlanta was very well established. Malcolm X was raised in a completely different atmosphere than King-- an atmosphere of fear and anger where the sources of his bitterness and hate later lie. The burning of his house by the Klu Klux Klan resulted in the murder of his father and the nervous breakdown

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    but the uprising of the Civil Rights movement gave them the same equal opportunity for basic rights of a U.S citizen. Also, in some events, people had a huge contribution to the movement such as Brown v. Board of Education, and of course, Martin Luther King Jr. Adding on, just like life there were obstacles that negatively impacted the Civil Rights movement, for instance, Jim Crow Laws support in the South. How did these play an important role in the development in the Civil Rights movement?

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    Marginalized groups persist to this day, but none have endured the constant strife of the African-American community, especially evident in the deep South. Civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr, argues for nonviolent resistance in his persuasive essay, entitled “The Ways of Meeting Oppression”. King was the perfect man to lead the movement against systemic injustices both in law and in society. This comes from his qualities as a tenacious, hard-nosed fighter, but also his forgiveness from

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