Martin Luther King's Nonviolent Tactics

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Martin Luther King was one of the most influential and inspiring people in US history. He devoted all his life to the development and integration of minorities in the country, such as blacks and the poor, and to gain rights and freedom for all. Through his journey towards the goal of equality, he used nonviolent tactics. However, these tactics were ineffective as long time was needed, their aims are not fully accomplished, and more sacrifice had happened. Martin Luther King’s nonviolent tactics were ineffective as it took long time and still Montgomery stayed as a segregated town after boycott. On December 1, 1955, Montgomery bus boycott has began due to an arrest of an African American Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat to a white…show more content…
The march was launched by A. Philip Randolph, a founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, to raise awareness of the exclusion of African Americans in American economy. Key civil rights groups, such as, NAACP, CORE, SNCC, and SCLC, participated in organising this march. On August 28, 1963, approximately 250,000 Americans, came from all over US, gathered in Washington, D.C. for a peaceful demonstration to support civil rights and social equality for African Americans. They marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial and it was hugely covered by the media with news coverage. Influential and impactful speeches were also included in this event, for example, Martin Luther King’s speech, “I Have a Dream”. This march is known as a successful march as it dramatized and politicized the civil rights and the need of desegregation. However, the march’s key aims were not met until 1964 and 1965, which were voting rights, racial equality, civil rights, and decent wages. There were no immediate achievements. Although the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act were passed, the economic demands were never accomplished. As the publicity of Americans rose, there were increasing numbers of white oppositions and racists. This shows his tactics took longer time and stimulated white oppositions more than before through publicity, which means growing publicity can act as a threat to the civil rights movement. The consequences of the march cannot be said to be fully triumphant and effective as they did not fully attempted their
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