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    Ralph David Abernathy Sr. was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, a minister, and a close friend of Martin Luther King Jr. He also organized the historical Montgomery bus boycott, which included Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott king. He co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Ralph David Abernathy Sr. was born on March 11, 1926, in Linden, Alabama. He was the 10th of the 12-offspring’s born to Louivery Bell Abernathy and William l. Abernathy, a farmer and a deacon. After graduating from high school, Abernathy was drafted in the U.S. Army during World War II. During World War II he enlisted in the military as Ralph David, and rose to the rank of Platoon Sergeant before earning an honorable discharge…

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    Jim Zwerg is now seventy-seven years old and is now a retired minister. Even though he did not take any further action in the Civil Rights Movement, his efforts in the Freedom Rides presented a great deal of courage (Meet the Players, 2017). Ralph Abernathy was a major leader of the Civil Rights Movement and was a close friend of Martin Luther King Jr. (Meet the Players, 2017). Abernathy died April 17th, 1990 at the age of sixty-four in Atlanta Georgia (Meet the Players, 2017). After Martin…

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    I’ve Been to the Mountaintop led to the eventual acceptance of African Americans in society. “I would even come up to the early thirties, and see a man grappling with the problems of the bankruptcy of his nation. And come with an eloquent cry that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself." But I wouldn't stop there.” The day before King was going give this famous speech, he and his fellow protesters led a march protesting low pay for black garbage men in Memphis. A rainstorm had come and gone…

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    Martin Luther King Jr. was a famous and respectable man when he was alive. He was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He gave many sermons and speeches in his day. On one very important day, 4 February 1968, he gave a sermon called “The Drum Major Instinct;” it was based off an adaptation of J. Wallace Hamilton’s “Drum-Major Instinct.” In King’s sermon, he explains what the drum major instinct is and why you need to be cautious with it. King believed that you shouldn’t use…

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    untamed, will resurface and cause ruin upon what had been achieved up to that point. Martin Luther King Jr’s letter about Birmingham was to explain that his action was not only right, it was necessary as he was concerned that there was injustice in Birmingham, and that should the injustice in Birmingham remain unresolved it would spread to and impact the rest of the world. To understand the letter, one must know from whence it came. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for holding a…

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    Great Speech Analysis “Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation. And I want to thank God, once more, for allowing me to be here with you” (I’ve Been to the Mountaintop). Many are not familiar with this speech. It was given April 3rd, 1968 in the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. Being…

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    The setting of this epic occurs between the past and the future where a hero from the past is sent by the Gods in order to complete a mission for a well-known figure in the future. The setting for this epic begins in 399 B.C.E in Athens, Greece, where Socrates, a man who considers himself a gadfly, is being accused of corrupting the youth, of inventing new deities, and of not recognizing the Gods. The second setting occurs in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 with a man named Martin Luther King Jr who…

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    Ones life is a result of the choices one makes. If oneself doesn’t enjoy ones life, its time to start making better choices. Freedom is a very powerful two syllable word. Freedom is the right to act, speak, think or believe as one wants. No restraints or judgement should come with freedom. Everyone is entitled to free belief. Believing in oneself, ones family, friends and neighbors, is very powerful. One out of every six Americans are mentally abused by words, and fifty percent of those…

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    The ethical issue that Antigone faced can be viewed through a multitude of philosophical perspectives, but only one theory provides the best lens. Antigone is faced with the moral dilemma of choosing to honor her dead brother, Polyneices, or to let him rot in the presence of scavenging animals. With the burying of Polyneices, Antigone would dishonor the government and put her life at stake, but also let Polyneices soul be at rest. When the situation is viewed through the Golden Rule, the…

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    In a small run-down motel room, with the sound of rain hitting the window, sits a tired man. “I’ve seen the promise land," he says. Despite including powerful words of a strong leader, the play The Mountaintop is disappointing. The play, The Mountaintop written by American playwright Katori Hall, performed at the Cleveland Playhouse, is based off what could have happened between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Mountaintop speech and his assassination. All taking place in his Lorraine Motel room. No…

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