Their names are Martin Luther King Sr., and Alberta Williams King. Furthermore, many experiences that he had encountered in his life led to his positive upbringing on the topic of civil rights. As a result, he has become a positive figure for all races around the globe. As a child, Martin Luther King Jr. was like any other young boy. Although, one big difference that he did not necessarily notice until he was six years old, was his
Martin Luther King Junior is one of the most influential civil right activists of modern times. Reading this letter has made me wonder how an eloquent man such as Martin Luther King be criticized, imprisoned and eventually assassinated. The issues of segregation have been well worn since Martin Luther King 's time, but his words still hold passion and wisdom. His work on these issues was groundbreaking and I doubt our country would be as it is today if Dr. King had never spoken
Introduction Hook: I never knew that one day, one idea could have such a big impact. That one thing could change the history, set up the rest of the country to follow suit with this specific topic, and things that need a change in general. Background: Over 50 years ago, on March 7, 1965, now known as bloody Sunday, segregation was still prevalent. At the time it was not allowed for blacks to vote at the time. Martin Luther King then lead his followers to a peaceful march, a protest for equal rights, that landed them on a historical bridge.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King is the G.O.A.T. He is the Greatest Of All Time when it comes to writing and delivering speeches. King has earned this title of G.O.A.T. because of how he can take a social group and mold them into a certain image to maximize the reaction of his words. In his speeches, King is very wise because he knew the best way to have his message remembered and push forward the civil rights movement was to get an emotional response.
Leadership takes a lot, it takes character and courage most importantly. Frederick Douglas was a great leader he showed leadership and character all the time especially for being a slave and coming from a rough childhood. There are many others in the Civil War time that showed leadership such as Abraham Lincoln, Robert Lee, and Jefferson Davis. Frederick Douglas was very committed to what he was doing for example, he wanted to learn how to read and he followed through with it and stay committed no matter what happened he would get help from the white boys in the streets while he would say he was running errands, he knew what he was doing. Any time he could get a chance he would read and learned from his master’s wife how to read.
“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” “I feel in the depths of my soul that it is the highest, most sacred, and most irreversible part of my obligation to preserve the union of these states, although it may cost me my life.” And that is Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson was a hero back in the day. Andrew Jackson was a hero because he was the “Man of the People”, and was a War Hero (Battle of New Orleans). Andrew Jackson was considered the “Man of the People” because he granted his supporters, friends, and illiterate farmers (who made up 90% of the population back in the day) with public office just so that he could win their support. Andrew Jackson also protected Peggy Eaton and defended her
His powerful words in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter from Birmingham Jail” moved his followers to take charge and earn their freedom. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, another incredible man, affirmed in his inaugural address that he would do anything to insure “survival and success of liberty” for Americans and it cost him his life (jfklibrary). Beyond his wealth and power, Kennedy was always considerate of the common man. This essay will explain how both Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy wanted to end segregation with faith and cooperation, but their ideas of achieving change were different; this essay will also connect their sacrifices, like going to jail or having the will to die, for the sake of the people. Initially, King and Kennedy had similar views on freedom.
“Each time, Salva would think of his family and his village, and he was somehow able to keep his wounded feet moving forward, one painful step at a time” (Park 41) A personal journey is what a character goes through to change or improve themselves. The character Salva from A Long Walk to Water was a young boy that lived with the dinka tribe in Sudan. When he was at school, he had heard gunshots and had to leave the country without any knowledge of where his family is. A personal journey is an adventure that teaches a character valuable lesson. In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park we follow Salva’s journey after he has to flee the country after war breaks out.
Two score and 13 years ago people with colored skin were being segregated for everyday activities like drinking from a water fountain and going to school. Martin Luther King and many others were tired of not getting the treatment they were promised as a whole, so Martin Luther King wrote his famous “I have a Dream” speech, to address the problem that was sweeping the nation. He wanted to persuade the nation to treat Black people with equality and respect. The black population was not going to rest until they received their rights that they were promised when Abraham Lincoln said the “Emancipation Proclamation” . King has a dream and has faith that one day everyone will be equal, everyone will have rights, and that there will be everlasting
Martin Luther King Jr. helped us realize that segregation and poverty are wrong. He also helped us realize that we should treat people the same. No matter race, color, or gender. He has impacted our everyday lives with the Civil Rights Act and his “I Have a Dream…” speech. He is an important man with an important history.