Martin Luther King Motivation

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Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential characters in American Black History; King had fought for the equality of citizens using during the Civil Right Movement of 1950s-1960s. Martin Luther King Jr. (King), was inspired by Gandhi’s success with non-violent activism, in which had contributed to the success of the Civil Rights Movement. While leading large gatherings in non-violent protests, boycotts, meetings and marches, King had gained national attention from publicity: benefiting from national support. King had taught his followers to never fight back against the police brutality, even when it concluded that King and his followers being sent to jail unjustly. This created an increase of respected…show more content…
was extremely prideful and highly motivated: Strong inspiring qualities that had followed him into adulthood and contributed towards his success as an inspirational civil rights leader. Much of Martin’s attributes, such as being hard working, were learned early on in life experiences and from self-improving lessons taught by his father. In Atlanta, Georgia, January 15, 1929, King had been born in the midst of The Great Depression, although he faced few of the hardships as he was born into one of the more privileged families of the time as they were high profiled within their community (Uschan, 2004, p.15). King’s father, King Sr., was a second generation pastor and had inherited his high profile position from his father in law, the founder of the first, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); King Sr. accepted his inherited role in his community as an important civil leader. Even Though King had grown up with more privileges than others during this time, King’s mother and father still instilled many life lessons and taught him self-worth, stressing the importance that one must work hard for something one wants. Unfortunately no matter how much pride and motivation Kings Sr.’s lessons instilled in his son, it did not change the discouraging inevitable notion that he and his family were inferior to whites. King had grown up under the Jim Crow Laws, legalization of segregation of southern blacks under the false declaration that even though the accommodations were separated, they were of equal quality, African-Americans were denied basic rights and liberties (Creating Jim
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