He ensured that the African American community had an equal opportunity in society as the other races in America. Martin Luther King dedicated his time to organizing campaigns, boycotts, and marches to bring awareness to the racism problem in America. I can agree that Dr. Martin Luther King struggle was an advocacy due to the obstacles that he faced during the time of the Civil Rights movement as well as the continuous racism of modern day society. Dr. Martin Luther King was successful in many ways with his advocacy to a good society, but as the years went by there were also flaws. I say that he was successful because he was able to get changes done in America for African Americans.
People will remember the 1960’s as the year of freedom. The years that ended segregation. Although that is what people were hoping for back then, it did not necessarily happen that easily. In 1963, two very persuasive people spoke up about segregation and left a mark on peoples lives. George C. Wallace and Martin Luther King Jr. both had very strong viewpoints.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist and a central leader in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. King was born in 1929 and grew up in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, a city afflicted by racial segregation. He grew up in a family that encouraged him to respond to injustices and that later in life would always be there to support his choices. King began working as a pastor in 1954, but he was soon in the epicenter of the Montgomery civil right campaign. In 1955, King launched the first major African- American non-violent protest, when he orchestrated the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Doing this allowed African Americans to receive better treatment within the communities. Martin Luther King is a revolutionary figure because he fought for equality to ensure the betterment of America. In order for King to ensure equality all over america he had a few tasks he needed to do to get the people in his favor. Martin Luther King believed the key to desegregation is the youth and wanted them to be taught early that all humans should be treated the same. “ King wanted all black and white children to be able to hold hands and say free at last.” (YourDictionary).
He had a lot of marches and public demonstrations to show people the difference in treatment between blacks and whites. (johnlewis) In the beginning of Lewis’s development as a civil rights leader, he went to the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee. There, he learned about non-violent protesting and different ways to be tranquil while fighting for your rights. “The vote is the most powerful
Martin Luther King Jr: I Have a Dream When Martin Luther King Jr spoke during the March on Washington, DC in 1963, he called for equality between all of us as Americans. Martin Luther King Jr (King, 1963) had a dream that one day the American people, white or colored, would be able to truly live amongst one another. Martin Luther King Jr had been a strong civil rights activist even before his big dream speech in 1963. “In 1954, Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Always a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, King was, by this time, a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind in the nation” (Nobelprize.org, para.
He made people recognize major activities and efforts involving civil rights, he also led the African Americans civil rights movement. Another contribution Martin Luther King Jr. did was make sure all of his protest were non-violent. King also contributed his “I Have a Dream” speech. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez are similar in lots of ways. For instance they both fought for an equal and better life, they both were leaders and used peaceful protest and they both were loved by the people.
Nat Turner was a preacher so Floyd, which was the Governor at that time, and many other leaders believed that the best way to stop future revolts was to restrict black preachers who otherwise would had access and influence over a wide swath of the black populace. However, the idea that slavery and inequality was the reason for violence is what affected overall politically. As a small portion of the population actually believed and encouraged this concept, they forwarded this message to more and more people, which, after a long time, were convinced this was true and helped with the eventual future
Martin Luther King's approach to change is more for peace and optimism than Malcolm X’s approach; however, they both want to motivate blacks through their speeches to resist their own unfair treatment. Martin Luther King Jr. has the same conviction to the audience that even Black and White people can have brotherhoods, black and white can be friends，fight for freedom together and make the country better. King says, “With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day”(1). Martin Luther King’s speech is appealing to people not to use violence，and he urges everyone not to hate whites. Although white people have
According to David Bohm, author of On Communication, “such communication can lead to the creation of something new only if people are able freely to listen to each other, without prejudice, and without trying to influence each other” (15). If only these two-young educated black men would have openly communicated with each other, would they have sparked a difference in the Civil Rights Movement? Sadly, we will never know. But, it was because of their close-mindedness/stubbornness that ultimately cut off the benefits of both of their acquired knowledge and altered the possible outlook of