If Martin Luther King Jr. did not have the courage to speak out, the world we live in today would be very different. In America, Martin Luther King Jr. is known as the leader of the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr changed the world by ending segregation, so people of all races will be equal. During his trip to freedom, he risked his life and hosted protests and boycotts to gain freedom for all African Americans. Because of his actions, everyone in America is welcome and treated the same.
They wanted the oppression of African-Americans to stop. They wanted freedom for their people. Though they had differences, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. understood each other. They understood that each person is entitled to their own opinions and philosophies. Both men were majorly influential during the Civil Rights era and overcame their differences because they had a common goal.
He was able to be one the biggest reasons for apartheid change in the lives of the Blacks and in the lives of all American citizens. Martin Luther King’s speech at the “March on Washington” was the spark to a national wildfire of change concerning unity, equality, and
From a man who came to Salem revelling in the fact that his hard won expertise would be put to good use, to a man struggling with his conscience and nearly openly proclaiming the witch trials falsity, Hale changed into a different man over the course of the book. His change would seem like common sense now; no one would believe that witches were enchanting girls and torturing them. However, the extremity of the religion at this time affected how long the false claims were believed. His realization was, for the time, progressive. Arthur Miller did a good job of portraying the Salem Witch Trials in The Crucible.
King describes a path for the African American people to follow “... to make real the promises of Democracy.” (600), “...to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path racial justice.” (600), and “...to open the doors of opportunity to all of God’s children.” (600). King uses this to provide a plausible, rational path for the equal rights movement to work towards. King also states “[t]here will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights.”, in this King informs everyone that the equal rights movement will not give up and will persevere until they are granted their rights that they were promised. King also explains that it would be detrimental for America to ignore the importance and determination of the movement. King uses these phrases to empower the movement and forewarn the opposers of the coming “... whirlwind revolt ...” to “... shake the foundation of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.” (600), this message being central to his point of equal justice and equal rights, for everyone, which I believe gave the movement a boost in strength and endurance to power through adversity and gain the suffrage and rights they
The Civil War was a great turning point for Americans and their ideas and thoughts of freedom. Slavery began to be questioned because of this change, as several writings express the belief of everyone having freedom and equality. For example, the “Gettysburg Address” by Abraham Lincoln strongly expresses that every man was created equal and everyone should put that into action. Another great source expressing equality is “Ain’t I a Women” by Sojourner Truth. The Civil War reshaped ideas and beliefs Americans once had and molded them into understanding that all people men, women, blacks, and whites are all created equal.
Supporters of the Civil Rights movement believed that African Americans should have the same rights as “white” men. Although racial discrimination still existed, many famous activists such as Martin Luther King promoted their ideals in protests and in speeches. Most prominently, the “I have a dream” speech showed
Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech has left an incredible mark on us today. It reminds people that everyone was created equally and should be treated
Then it came to a point where peaceful protests became antagonized by the police, and even from other African Americans who did not want white and black people to live peacefully. Men and woman peaceful protesters taken by the police, beaten with clubs,sprayed with hoses, gassed, and some even assassinated. Nevertheless, Martin Luther King Jr and his supporters still believed that their voice could modify this nation, even when people acted wrongly against them. And just like that, the idea of a fair country spread like a wildfire. Soon this country would stand for fairness and