Dr. Martin Luther King Essays

720 Words Apr 14th, 2016 3 Pages
In the early twentieth century, bringing an end to slavery, African Americans in the South and many other states African Americans were banned from associating with whites in institutions and public places, they wanted equality, same rights as the whites. Dr. Martin Luther King was the most important leader in the Civil Rights Movement as he sets the tone and direction in his preaching by bringing an end to racial segregation and discrimination in America
King played a part in many well-known civil rights movements during 1950s and 1960s. Having a voice for the black community, presenting his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” to over millions he was gaining the respect of many political leaders, and that gave him the potential power to indorse major change, and as the Governor of Alabama during the 1960’s George Wallace himself gave a speech nearly fifty years ago which one line during his speech will forever remain in history as it goes: “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever”. His speech was forgiven, but will never be forgotten. Dr. King and Governor Wallace gave unforgettable speeches during the 1960’s that left a great impact on the civil rights movement and the future of the nation. (Segregation)Despite the encouragement of violence that was taking place in Montgomery, Alabama towards civil rights activists, Dr. Martin Luther King was fighting against racial segregation of blacks in southern states.

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