Martin Luther King Jr.: An Integral Part Of The Civil Rights Movement

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Dark to Light “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”Martin Luther King jr. is a black American who essentially led the civil rights movement. King is a southern african American activist who took on leadership roles and created a movement, that marched into history. Martin Luther king jr. changed history by standing as a leading figure in the civil rights movement. King embraced the idea of peaceful protest through “civil disobedience”,leading more men, women, and children in marches than most others before him and lastly became a hero that blazed a way for racial equality even today. Also, Martin Luther king was a black African American activist who took on the …show more content…
changed history by being an integral part of the civil rights movement in that since he embraced the idea of peaceful protest through civil disobedience, led more men, women, and children in marches than most others before him and lastly became a hero that blazed a way for racial equality even today. King was a African american activist who took on the leadership roles that created a movement that marched into history. He was a baptist minister who believed that action should be taken with nonviolent actions. King looked to Gandhi as a role model and influenced and brought many of his beliefs to reality. Martin Luther King first major opportunity to express his ideas and beliefs was with the Montgomery bus boycott in Montgomery Alabama 1956. He justified that its ok to disobey a law that is not constitutional to everyone but to a certain group, race, gender, etc. He was the main leader in the civil rights movement to end racial segregation and discrimination. King is a baptist minister who brought his catholic beliefs to reality and made the bible available to anyone. In Martin Luther King Jr. ironic “i have a dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial 1963 march on Washington for jobs and freedom and a call to end racism was and is still present today, one of the most influential speeches in history. This speech not only brought all the blacks it also brought the whites to stand side by side with them and make a change in history.”when we allow freedom to ring- when we let it ring from every city and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last, Free at last, Great God a-mighty, we are free at last.”(Copyright 1963, Martin Luther King, jr.). Once you get through the end of the dark tunnel the light will

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