Martin Luther King Jr Research Paper

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Page 4 of 5 Graded AssignmentResearch Paper Final Draft(200 points)A Closer Look at Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was not only an important person in getting equal rights to black African-Americans, but also an important person in the beginning of America’s Civil Rights Movement.Martin Luther King Jr.’s idea of nonviolent, civil-disobedience is still used today by protesters to achieve their goal. The notorious Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929 as Michael Luther King Jr., which was later changed to Martin. Martin was the second child of Michael Luther King Sr., who was a pastor, and Alberta Williams King, who was a former school teacher. Martin Jr. grew up in the city’s Sweet…show more content…
Martin’s fourth principle says “Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform.” Martin goes on to explain this principle by saying “Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform.” Also, by saying ” Unearned suffering is redemptive and has tremendous educational and transforming possibilities.” Martin’s fifth principle says, “Nonviolence chooses love not hate.” Martin goes to say “ Nonviolence resists violence of the spirit as well as the body.” Also, goes to say ” Nonviolent love is spontaneous, unmotivated, unselfish, and creative.” To further explain the fifth principle.Martin’s sixths principle says “Nonviolence believes the universe is on the side of justice.” Martin then goes go to say ” The nonviolent resister has deep faith that justice will eventually win.” Martin then goes to say ” Nonviolence believes God is a God of justice.” To further explain the sixth principle. Martin Luther Jr.’s second part of his philosophy is the 6 Steps to Nonviolent Social Change. Martin’s first step to Nonviolent Social Change is Information Gathering, Martin explains this step by saying ” To understand and articulate an issue, problem, or injustice facing a person, community, or institution you must do research.” Also, by saying ” You must investigate and gather all vital information from all sides of the argument or issue to increase your understanding of the problem.” He then goes on to say ” You must become an expert on your opponent's position.” To explain this step even further. Martin’s second step is Education, he then goes to explain this by saying ” It is essential to inform others, including your opposition, about your issue.” He also goes to say ” This minimizes misunderstanding and gains you support and sympathy.” Martin’s third step is Personal Commitment, Martin then goes to say to explain this step by saying ” Daily check and affirm your
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