Martin Luther King's Impact On Justice In Society

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a social activist and a widely known leader during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He is most famous for his iconic I Have a Dream speech which was given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. Dr. King expressed the many ways that African Americans have experienced racial discrimination and afterwards, ends his speech talking about his dream of equality with all races. One of the themes that has the greatest impact on everyone is justice. A quote that shows what he envisioned for all was, “Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood; now is the time to make justice a reality for all God’s children.” (King, 49). In the world today there are many ways people are being looked down upon including their religious beliefs, having a disability, or a person’s financial state. Although it has been fifty-five years since his famous speech, there is still injustice today. This injustice is seen in the Black Lives Matter movement. In continuation, one major way injustice is being shown today is in what has resulted as the Black Lives Matter Movement. According to the official website the movement was founded on July 13, 2013 by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, these women created this organization in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin. The members of Black Lives Matter attempt to intervene on the violence which is inflicted
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