Martin Luther King Jr. was a widely known minister, activist and political leader in the American history. But he excelled for his role in the Civil Rights Movement, which was a way of civil disobedience. When arrested and held prisoner in Birmingham jail for protesting without a permit King wrote the famous Letter from Birmingham Jail as a response to the Clergymen that argued that the problem of racism should be solved by the locals and King and his people were just ‘outsiders’ causing more trouble and that he wasn’t following the protocol for civil disobedience. In his letter King stated that he and his people tried countless times to talk to the authorities but were ignored and were ‘victims of false promises’ every time; this didn’t leave
Alonso Viera 11-9-15 4th hour The Man That Changed the World Dr. King was and is important due to him making change in the lives of the people. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man that changed the way of life. He was a really determined, brave, and hardworking man. He did the necessary way to stop or begin events.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a very established man who influenced America to make leaps and bounds in regards to racial injustice. He was born on January fifteenth, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, and led a very normal, two parent childhood, his father being a preacher and his mother also being very involved with the church, along with his two siblings. Martin realized during his youth what a devastating toll inequality was taking on America. An example of this would be when a young Martin and his father went into a shoe store and they were told they will not do business with “colored folk” in the front of the store; this hurt Martin’s feelings greatly, but his very religious mother had always told him, "even though some people make you feel bad
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement in 1954. He had a great impact on race relations in the U.S. and he made a great impact on many lives. He died in 1968. Dr. King wrote 2 famous works, “Dream” and “Birmingham” and each had a different audience and purpose. Both works utilizes the persuasive techniques of pathos in “Dream” and logos in “Birmingham.”
Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist that led the Civil Rights Movement, and other movements until his assassination in 1968. On April 4, 1967 Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a speech named, “Beyond Vietnam- A Time to Break Silence” addressing the Vietnam War. The United States got involved in the Vietnam War because they wanted to stop the spread of communism. Due to the Vietnam War is that plenty of individuals, both Americans and Vietnamese were killed.
African Americans were freed from slavery in 1865 and were granted civil rights in 1875. However, In the 1950s and 60s African Americans were restricted under Jim Crow laws, these laws segregated African Americans into “Separate but Equal” facilities and prohibited them from doing things we do normally today. On August 28th, 1955 a young African American boy was kidnapped, tortured and murdered for allegedly whistling at a Caucasian store owner. This young boy was known as Emmett Louis “Bobo” Till. Emmett Till’s murder outraged the African American community and aided the push for desegregation and equality amongst all Americans regardless of race on a national level.
Martin Luther King Jr was a hard working african american he played a big role in securing freedom not just for african americans but caucasians too. From protesting, marches, lifting spirits and showing others that we are all united. He had a dream and he wanted to share that dream and he did. It started with I have a dream that we will all work together and we will be united again.
“I have a dream that one day...little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” Spoken straight from the lips of a remarkable man, these are words that almost every American knows. They are words spoken from a man with an infinite amount of strength, hope, and determination. They are words spoken from a man that believed strongly in equality and from someone who wasn’t afraid to stand up for that belief, which is a truly admirable trait to have. They are words spoken from a man who is a beacon of hope for many, and from a man who aided America in becoming what it is today.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Pursuer of Equality If Martin Luther King Jr. did not have the courage to speak out and experience life-changing events, the world we live in today would be very different. In America, Martin Luther King Jr. is acknowledged as the leader of the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world by ending segregation, so people of all races would be equal. During his trip to equality, he risked his life, hosted protests and boycotts to gain freedom and equality for all African Americans.
I believe that civil disobedience is good for the advancement of the American society. This a simple fact which has been proven many times by history all around the world. A few examples of important historical participants and leaders in civil disobedience include Mohandas Gandhi, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and much more. Mohandas Gandhi was an Indian man who spent his life protesting the unjust anti-Indian law in Britan using, you guessed it, civil disobedience. Most importantly on March 30, 1930, when he lead a defiance march to the sea.