Comparing The White Governor Wallace And Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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The 1960s was a difficult time for America. African-Americans were seeking to be become officially free and to secure the right to vote through the civil rights movement. The White Governor Wallace and his allies drew in every available resource to stem the tide of progress on segregation. While Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. being of colored skin, wanted to advance this progress to secure blacks their rights. The main issue was on whether to keep the statues que on segregation or change it for every human being has their rights. With both speakers having their own agenda, almost causing America to almost go into its second Civil War. Both men with their own personal background that lead them to speak up on these issues, this essay will look at …show more content…

Wallace began to speak out against the Ku Klux Klan, for this he received the support of the NAACP, even though he still endorsed segregation. For this he lost the election due to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which left white Alabamans feeling under siege causing Wallace to lose the election. Wallace said in a private conversation with Seymore Trammell “"I was out-niggered, and I will never be out-niggered again." In other words, Wallace believed that win the people of America over he would have to change his complete views on segregation. Compared to Wallace, Dr. King Jr. who was the leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott which was urged and planned out by President Nixon himself. The boycott lasted for 385 days and after it was over Dr. King Jr. would become into a national figure and the best known spokesman for the civil rights movement. However, Wallace was affected by this very event, changing on how he would see segregation after losing the election due to the boycott leaving the white people of Alabama under siege, thus putting racial views into politics with different …show more content…

In other words, Wallace believes that African Americans should have some rights but should not be on equal terms with whites to work side by side but from a distance still separating the races. On the other hand, Dr. King Jr during his I Have Dream was not demanding anything but simply implying his vision on how segregation should no longer exist in America. According to Dr. King “There is no future without racial equality”. In making this comment Dr. King urges his audience to see that killing off segregation would make the U.S. a more peaceful and safer environment for not only them as well as generations of many other ethnicity to come. Dr.

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