King Pilgrimage To The Mountaintop Analysis

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Antonios Galy
IB History of the Americas
Mrs. Coubern
1/13/18

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King Pilgrimage to the Mountaintop

When King was assassinated in 1968, the nation shook with the impact. Riots broke out in over one hundred American cities, some on the other hand fallowed in his footsteps to create civil rights for colored men and women. For many born after his death, he is known best for the "I Have a Dream" speech, which reflects this spirit, and which he delivered in 1963 at the height of his fame. The federal holiday commemorates this King, who articulated the progressive, human hope of the early 1960s.
When martin Luther king was giving his “I Have a Dream” speech hundreds of thousands of Americans crowded before the Lincoln memorial
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And, to argue that King 's most radical days were never fulfilled; that his next campaign was to confront the president over the Vietnam War and economic disparity, “a direct confrontation with a president over an immoral war” state Hill and Wang from the book review.
Although a limitation is that in almost every book about Martin Luther King including this one, only describe King’s successes and not all the failures. This occurs because the authors do not want to portray a bad image about a good man, but it is very important for us to know these failures so that we can learn and not have to understand why King did specific things, plus this topic is one of the most important events in U.S. history that’s why we need to know exactly what happened especially its when its going to remembered for many years to
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He lives in Durham, New Hampshire. His father was a trusts and estates lawyer, and his mother died of cancer when he was seventeen. Sitkoff has named both these factors as influential in his choice of career, describing how he 'had always typed wills for his father’s busy law practice, and then one of the wills he typed was his mother’s. Although he undertook his graduate education at the University of Chicago, he has described being ' "aggressively, heavy-handedly" persuaded to go there, rather than
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