How Did Martin Luther King Jr Influence The Civil Rights Movement

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Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most powerful civil rights leaders in the United States of America. During his lifetime, he never stopped seeking rights for the African American race. Furthermore, his speeches and protests were seen as the greatest contribution that led to what he thought is equality. He positively influenced the Untied States socially and politically, as reflected in the literature of the Civil Rights movement. The 1960s contains hope and failure, peace and war, improvements and Conservative. As the America government getting stronger and stronger, the society was slowly being torn up with racial inequalities: after the civil war, the nation was reunited, but the African American races were not happy with their situation, because they felt they were never respected by other American citizens. So the civil war became a war that African Americans fought for their freedom. One of the leaders of this movement was Martin Luther King jr. Because his theology education in Boston University, Martin Luther King has developed his own theory of Nonviolent Resistance, which states that ‘‘the Christian doctrine of love operating through the Gandhian method of nonviolence was one of the most potent weapons available …show more content…

This has not only changed the past, but also influenced our present. In 2009, The United States had its very first African American president. The civil rights buried a lot of lives such as Macolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. it is because of their contribution, Citizens get to have a world that everyone from all over the world will be accepted. In the end, Martin’s dream finally came true“There's no Black, White, Asian, or Latinos. The only "RACE" is the "HUMAN-RACE".” (Dierenfield, Bruce J. The Civil Rights Movement Revised Edition. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis, 2013.

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