As one of the leading civil rights activists during the 1960s USA‚ Martin Luther King‚ Jr. spent all his life striving to achieve civil rights for the Black Americans. Starting his role of leadership during the Montgomery Bus Boycott‚ King won support from both the blacks and the whites through his non-violent tactics which were influenced by Gandhi. Throughout his life‚ King had to experience violence from opposing parties such as the Ku Klux Klan‚ but he reacted with calmness‚ still emphasizing
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Inspiration "I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we‚ as a people‚ will get to the promised land." (King). After the Civil War the thirteenth amendment was passed abolishing slavery. However‚ many still saw Black people as “second-class citizens.” “Segregation: the practice or policy of keeping people of different races‚ religions‚ etc.‚ separate from each other‚” (Webster). Also known as the “Black Codes‚” the Jim Crow laws were passed
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Martin Luther king‚ Jr. By: Bilal Ahmad 7-E Can you imagine the world if Martin Luther king did not help to get equal rights between White people and Black people? Martin Luther king was an American pastor‚ activist‚ humanitarian‚ and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. We as a race would not be where we are today. Martin Luther king Jr. is a symbol of social justice all over the United States. Everything king did started with his childhood. His parents taught him
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Dr. Martin Luther King‚ Jr.: An American Leader During his brief lifetime‚ Dr. Martin Luther King‚ Jr. led an exemplary life of leadership. Prior to his assassination on April 4‚ 1968 (“About Dr. King”)‚ Dr. Martin Luther King‚ Jr. was an important figure in the Civil Rights Movement. His work to end racial discrimination‚ however‚ was not the only thing King did to establish his legacy in American history as an important leader. His political activism‚ diplomatic virtue and efforts to improve
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“Free at Last:” The Heroic Life of Martin Luther King‚ Jr. Ryan Thomas LENG_112 Critical Analysis Elizabeth Kons May 1st‚ 2012 Martin Luther King‚ Jr. once stated‚ “We believe the highest patriotism demands the ending of the war and the opening of a bloodless war to final victory over racism and poverty” (as cited in “Martin Luther King‚ Jr.‚” 2010‚ para. 9). During King’s life in the 1950s‚ the American society was shaped under the policy of “separate but equal‚” as stated by Stephen VanLieu
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Martin Luther King: I Have a Dream Martin Luther King was an established clergyman and one of the most prominent civil rights activists of the 1960s. He founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and electrified America with his momentous “I Have a Dream” speech‚ dramatically delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The key message in the speech is that all people are created equal‚ and through the integration of society‚ peace and harmony could be achieved. His words were directed
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“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” When I think about his name‚ I think about a strong and independent African American leader that constantly lead nonviolent protest in the United States of America. Growing up‚ student’s never learn all the information there is to know about Dr. King. From the basics‚ I knew only certain things about Dr King‚ like who he was and what he did for our country. In my junior year of high school‚ I had to write a research paper on Dr. King‚ so then‚ I learned a lot of information
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hero to me is not violent‚ but brave and warm hearted. He was the worlds voice for equality. Martin Luther king was a civil rights activist‚ and well known for his actions and services. Dr. king has played a major role in the way our country is shaped today. Although king is well known if you have not been inspired by him after you read this‚ may you be inspired by Martin Luther king’s influential actions. King has outrageous accomplishments considering the era he lived in‚ where blacks had their dignity
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Martin Luther King Martin Luther King was born on January 15‚ 1992‚ in Atlanta Georgia. King grew up in in Atlanta where his father was a pastor at a small church. King had an older sister and a younger brother. Throughout school King was a good student and eventually attended College at only 15 years old. 4 years later King earned a sociology degree from Morehouse College. King married Coretta Scott and had 4 children. He became a pastor at a Baptist Church in Montgomery Alabama. He completed
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Modern History Research Assignment 2013 Semester 1 Martin Luther King in the Civil Rights Movement Due Week 4 May 6th Hypothesis: Martin Luther King was a key persona in the early Civil Rights Movement and was successful in creating positive change in African American life "Black Power!". "Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr."20th Century History. N.p.‚ n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2013. http://history1900s.about.com/cs/martinlutherking/a/mlkassass.htm Anderson‚ Maureen‚ Anne Low‚ and Ian Keese
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