Similarities Between Martin Luther King Jr And Susan B Anthony

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Susan B. Anthony And Martin Luther King Jr.
A Compare and Contrast Essay By Elias Parisi

The story Susan B. Anthony Dares to Vote and the life of Martin Luther Jr. can both be seen as representing the theme of overcoming obstacles. Both Susan B. Anthony and Martin Luther King Jr. were activists that "fought" for causes they strongly believed in. The actions they took to achieve their goal were more or less the same. However, Martin Luther King Jr. took a larger risk in pursuing his dreams compared to Susan B. Anthony. In Susan B. Anthony Dares to Vote, she fights for women's’ suffrage. When she "fought" for women's’ suffrage was a display of overcoming obstacles. In the text Anthony says, “‘May it please your honor,’ Anthony replied, ‘I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty’”, this shows overcoming obstacles because even though Anthony knows she could be in a lot of trouble if she does not pay the fine, she still refuses. This is so she can prove a point, that women should have a right to vote. Another example is that the text states, “Anthony gave lectures all
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"fought" for civil rights. When he "fought" for civil rights demonstrated overcoming obstacles. King was arrested twenty times for trying to achieve equality through protesting. This is important because even after getting arrested for something, he did the same thing over and over again. All just for civil rights Also, in The Seattle Times: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement it states, “King was a principal speaker at the historic March on Washington, where he delivered one of the most passionate addresses of his career. Time magazine designated him as its Person of the Year for 1963. A few months later he was named the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.” This shows overcoming obstacles because even though not all people agreed with his cause, he still tried. Some people eventually began to recognize him and what he stood
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