Martin Luther King Jr.'s Struggle Against Discrimination

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Martin Luther King Jr was not just an African-American, he was a man against racism. As a kid his best friend was taken from him because of his race. Blacks had less authority than the whites. Also in the Declaration of Independence it states that “ We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal”. Blacks obviously were not treated equally.

Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Reverend Martin Luther King (wikipedia.com). At birth Martin Luther King’ legal name was Michael King. His father had changed his and Martin Luther King’s name when they attended a trip to Germany in 1934. Martin Luther King’s father changes their names to honor the German reformer Martin Luther (wikipedia.com). Martin Luther King was a middle child between an older sister, named Willie Christine King, and a younger brother, named Alfred Daniel Williams King. Martin Luther King’s father regularly whipped him until he was
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The main one was “ I have a dream.” His speech states that all black men and white men will be together as loving brother and sisters. Affirming that all white men and black men will sing together “Free At Last ! Martin also had a lot of white followers. Not all whites were as cruel as the other whites. Martin Luther King’s speech inspired lots of people then and now.

Martin Luther King didn’t stop there. He traveled to India to meet Mahatma Gandhi who inspired him with his success of non-violence activism. With a little help from Harris Wofford, he was able to fund his journey in April 1959. While he was there Mahatma Gandhi expanded Martin Luther King’s understanding in non-violence. Martin Luther King quotes “ Since being in India, I am more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for justice and human dignity”(
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