Martin Luther King Jr. Essay

1030 Words Apr 22nd, 2015 5 Pages
America is at War, and believe it or not it started with a movement for peace and equality. The Civil Rights Movement is recognized as one of the most well-known movements that transformed the United States, and it all started with a young man’s dream and his accomplishments along the way. Martin Luther King Jr. accomplished many feats in his quest of relinquishing segregation in the black community, but is his view of peace dying out with the rise of Black Power. On January 15, 1929, one of the most controversial human beings was birthed into this world, Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. grew up in Atlanta, Georgia in the heart of Jim Crow Laws.(History.com) The Jim Crow Laws ravaged the south into segregation practically unnabolishing slavery for most blacks. (American) Martin Luther King Sr. was also an avid supporter for the Civil Rights movement, which in-turn paved the way for Martin Luther King Jr to inspire the nation. (Pastan) Martin Luther King Jr. attended several schools growing up like the Atlanta University Laboratory School, Booker T. Washington High School, and Morehouse college where he was inspired to become a pastor and a fighter for Civil Rights. (Pastan) Inspired by the work of Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. adopted many of Gandhi 's’ policies such as “Love your enemy”. (Pastan) With his success in school, Martin Luther King Jr. was offered many job opportunities, but chose Dexter Avenue Baptist Church to preach his thoughts and ideas to…

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