Essay on Martin Luther King Jr.

1394 Words Dec 4th, 2015 null Page
Martin Luther King Jr. and many others did a lot for segregation. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done. Many people have tried to stop segregation, but it is just to difficult. Abraham Lincoln once said, “This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave.” As we can see, Abraham Lincoln tried to stop segregation. Slavery was one of the first forms of segregation. Slavery started back about five hundred years ago, and still exists today. There was a war that was fought to try and stop segregation and slavery. There were many Black male leaders that stood up for their Black community. The American Civil War was especially fought because of freedom. The argument was if people should be allowed to own slaves. Abraham Lincoln wrote a document called the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. This document stated that everyone was going to be free, and their would be no segregation and slavery. About 100 years later after the Emancipation Proclamation was passed, there was still segregation everywhere. Segregations stayed throughout the world until now. In August of 1963, a baptist minister was speaking for the negroes, and he said that America is falsely speaking against the Declaration of Independance. He said this because in the Declaration of Independence, it states that all men are created equal. African Americans used this to try and stop segregation. We can see that segregation is still part of today 's culture,…

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