The Fight Against Racism

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Ever since the dawn of time there has been an idea that skin color determines who you are in society, this idea is known as racism. Racism is defined as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race (Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus). In the fight against racism, Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the principal civil rights leaders. The moral of the autobiography “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. Edited By Clayborne Carson” is to never give up in what you believe in, no matter what the odds are. This moral is formed by King overcoming a childhood and pushing through rigorous school work, being beaten down several…show more content…
risked his life in order to help fight for what he believed in. On August 28, 1963, King presented a speech at the Lincoln Memorial titled “I have a dream.” This speech became one of the most well-known speeches throughout American history. It helped give hope to African-Americans all throughout the country that they will have equality one day. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” (Page 226). As King was presenting his speech, he was allowing every man and woman to listen to how his heart and how he himself, was trying to shape a better future for his children. However, the speech also brought hatred toward King. Those who were not in favor with King, were against him. On April 4th, 1968, after presenting a speech at Bishop Charles J. Mason Temple in Memphis, King was shot at Lorraine Hotel and later died at St. Joseph’s Hospital. This brought great sorrow throughout the nation. Many followers of King did not know what was going to happen after his death. However, they did not want all the hard work King did to disappear into nothing. His followers continued to fight for the equality, and eventually, even though it is not perfect today, have created a better world for all children of America. In conclusion, Martin Luther King Jr. was a very valiant and eye-catching man. One who was not afraid of change, and one who was not afraid to fight for it. He will forever be remembered in history as the man who never gave up in what he believed in, the man who had a dream, but didn 't have enough time to see it come
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