Martin Luther King: Violence And Racial Justice

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Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace” (Dr. King). Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929 and was the first son and the second child born. Martin Luther King died on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee by a gunshot. He was married to Coretta Scott and had four children together. He was the grandson of the Rev. A. D. Williams, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church and he also was a founder of Atlanta's NAACP chapter, and the son of Martin Luther King, Sr. His main concept was leading the civil rights movement in the United States, advocating nonviolent protest against segregation…show more content…
Violence doesn’t solve any solution because you don’t get anything from violence but hurt the other person. Back in the centuries all racial should of have been nonviolent the way Martin Luther King wanted it. In 1963 he was locked up for ten days for violating a court injunction for example; boycotting, trespassing etc. The weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral that very thing it seeks to destroy, instead of diminishing evil. Martin Luther King gave his ‘I have a dream’ speech on August 28, 1963 during the march Lincoln memorial in Washington D.C. He gave this speech out for Jobs and Freedom brought together the nations most prominent civil rights leaders. Martin Luther King also received an award in 1964. He received the ‘Nobel Prize For Peace. He received many other awards like Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977, etc. Martin Luther King was shot and killed by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN on April 4, 1968. His death shocked many people lives because he stood up for many people to have equal
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