Definition Of Nonviolence: Martin Luther King Jr.

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Pelaki Foliaki Mrs. Keithley ELA 9 November 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. According to dictionary.com the definition of nonviolence is “ the policy, practice, or technique of refraining from the use of violence, especially when reacting to or protesting against oppression, injustice, discrimination, or the like.” (dictionary.com) Throughout the years of human history, people have used nonviolence to solve problems in their lives. Activists like Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks, and Caesar Chavez are incredible examples of fighting against racism to better theirs and others lives. MLK or Martin Luther King Jr. also fought against racism to correct his community and the world. Martin Luther was a great example of displaying nonviolence to inspire,…show more content…
Martin Luther King Jr. has increased hope to many people’s hearts. In his I have a dream speech Dr. King said, “ Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.” This gave hope to lots of black men and women that they could get a job and a have better living style for them and their families. Mahatma Gandhi, a man who inspired MLK, said something that happens all the time, especially in this situation, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” (brainyquote.com, forbes.com) He has definitely won the war of segregation. Martin has delivered hope to my heart. Without him I might not be able to have the same rights as other people. Just because my skin is a different color does not mean that anyone else is superior to me because of theirs. MLK has made me want to fight against something. I lay in awe as I think that he that he believed he died for a cause he knew was true. When someone fights so hard for unjust laws, it makes me want to fight something too. Martin also inspired all people to stand up for what they believe in. I try live out his dream by being a boy scout. By being a Boy Scout of America, we take an oath that says, “ On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to god and my country, and to help other people at all times...” We help people in many ways, like service projects and just being kind. Being kind includes not discriminating, or being racist. My mother always told me to live by the golden…show more content…
Through his great and marvelous actions, Martin Luther King Jr. set an example to lots of people. He was great at refraining the use of violence to solve racial problems. With Mahatma Gandhi 's as an example, MLK was able to accomplish his goal of all men gain their freedom. If he was able to see the progress we had made, he would be very proud. Through his determination and effort, Martin succeeded in inspiring people through his nonviolent work, in leading people together for peace, and giving hope and dreams to all. Works Cited "Nonviolence." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 09 Nov. 2015 "Martin Luther King, Jr.." BrainyQuote.com. Xplore Inc, 2015. 12 November 2015. "Maya Angelou Quote." BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2015. Pastan, Amy. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: DK Pub., 2004. Print. "Sam Levenson." BrainyQuote.com. Xplore Inc, 2015. 16 November 2015. Biography.com Editors. The Biography.com Website. A&E Television Networks,.web. November 16, 2015. "Our History." SCLCNATIONAL.org. WordPress, n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. "Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech - American Rhetoric." Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech - American Rhetoric. American Rhetoric, n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. Raab, Nathan. 10 People Who Inspired Martin Luther King (2014): n. pag. Web. 17 Nov. 2015. "nonviolence." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 19 Nov.

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