Martin Luther King Jr Beliefs

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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man of Faith and was an inspiration with his undeniable Praise during some of the most tumultuous times in History. Specifically, in African American History. Dr. King always had a praise to God during trial. And we just went on before the dogs and we would look at them, and we'd go on before the water hoses and we would look at it, and we'd just go on singing "Over my head I see freedom in the air." And then we would be thrown in the paddy wagons, and sometimes we were stacked in there like sardines in a can. And they would throw us in, and old Bull would say, "Take 'em off," and they did; and we would just go in the paddy wagon singing, "We Shall Overcome." (Reverend Dr. Martin Luther…show more content…
Now, I'm just happy that God has allowed me to live in this period to see what is unfolding. And I'm happy that He's allowed me to be in Memphis. (Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1968) Dr. King knew that God had a purpose for him where he was planted, that was to lead the civil rights movement “The civil rights movement was a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for blacks to gain equal rights under the law in the United States”. (, staff, 2009). Dr. king fought for Human dignity, why was anyone denied the right to vote, employment or even forced to the back because of their ethnic background. In Dr. King’s eyes, we all were God’s children. “God sent us by here, to say to you that you're not treating his children right. And we've come by here to ask you to make the first item on your agenda fair treatment, where God's children are concerned.” . (Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1968). Dr. King and our ancestors went through injustice and torture so that we may now taste
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