Martin Luther King Jr. I picked Martin Luther King Jr. because he was a preacher, a strong speaker and motivator, he was a true Christian. When he spoke he always had faith and he spoke about us having faith. I really liked his forthrightness with which he called out the source of his courage. He once said, “I am many things to many people, but in the quiet recesses of my heart, I am fundamentally a clergyman, a Baptist preacher. This is my being and my heritage, for I am also the son of a Baptist preacher, the grandson of a Baptist preacher and the great-grandson of a Baptist preacher.” Yes, I am also a preacher, the son of a Baptist preacher, the grandson of a Baptist preacher, and this is why I picked Martin Luther King Jr. to write about. “I have a Dream!” Dr. King uttered these words to an expansive crowd gathered together at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Today, just as it did 50 years ago, these words captivates the hearers, and it still eloquent exposition detailing a day of human brotherhood-a day when each man, woman, boy and girl would be judged not by their skin, but be judged on or by “ the content of their character.” Racism was an major obstacle that Dr. King wanted the people and himself to overcome. Dr. King overcame this obstacle by replacing wishes of hate, with the dreams of love. He said, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, we hold these truths to be self- evident; that all men are created equal. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of formers slaves and the sons of formers slavers owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls, will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made painless, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.” (Washington 1991, pg.217, emphasis added). But this comfort in his dream, alone could not fully protect Martin from the pain of racism. Even his family found it hard to protect him from the oppression of segregation. King Sr. could not protect him from the ugly
Martin Luther King Jr`s impact on the civil rights movement
Maya Angelou Interview http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/ang0int-1
Poet and Historian
January 22, 1997
High Point, North Carolina
oDr. Angelou, you worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. What was Dr. King really like, personally?
oMaya Angelou: Dr. King was a human being. He had a sense of humor which was wonderful. It is very dangerous to make a person larger than life because, then, young…
Martin Luther King!
“Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about the things that matter.”
The U.S.A is seen in today’s world as a nation where everybody grows up in harmony despite of their race and colour. If martin Luther king had kept silent about his aims/ views, then the America we see today probably wouldn’t have existed.
Martin Luther King junior was born on January the 15th 1929 in Atlanta America. Born to a Baptist father king had a very Christian upbringing. Therefore he believed…
Martin Luther King Jr.
September 6, 2013
Professional Leadership (PED 492)
Martin Luther King Jr. was not only a leader but a hero. He was a man with courage, a man who woke up dreaming of change, a man who risked his life just to make a life changing difference. He dreamed that one day man and woman, Blacks, Whites, Hispanics and even Jews would be treated equally. He dreamed that no matter your race or your sex you would get treated as well as the next. I chose to speak of a…
Martin Luther King Jr. is a well-known person in history. He is known for his work in civil rights, and is known for his I Have a Dream Speech. King's speech not only changed history for the black community it gave hope to black throughout the world. King's speech was so successful because he was able to arouse his audience to their feet and get them angry at society. In his speech, he uses different types of language. Using strong powerful words to influence a listener's opinion, and using words…
equal to the white population, especially in the south. This was a time when hero’s such as Rosa Parks and others decided to take a stand and defend themselves, demanding to be heard and demanding to bring about a change. This was the age of Martin Luther King, one of the innovative leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. He was a minister and firmly believed in nonviolent protests to fight the black oppression that was occurring. In his endeavors to participate in these protests he found himself in…
portrays the life of a colored family that have had many
issues with racism within society. The problems that they have faced have also been shown and
mentioned in “
I Have a Dream”
by Martin Luther King. Both works contribute to the same idea
that life for Black Americans were very different than those of White Americans. Lorraine
A Raisin in the Sun
, and Martin Luther King’s, “
I Have a Dream”
similar ideas that colored people are in poor financial economic conditions, facing inequality,
against segregation. They had asked a soft-spoken preacher named Martin Luther King, Jr. or M.L as his family called him. To guide them on their protest for equality and justice. The three experiences M.L had as a young person that shaped his actions and beliefs as an adult were his father’s influence, his mother’s encouragement, and the bus ride back to Atlanta.
To begin with, M.L’s father, Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr., was the well-respected preacher at Ebenezer Baptist Church…
Speech on Martin Luther King
Nearly three centuries ago, African slaves were brought to the New World and put into slavery. They were treated more cruelly in the United States than in any other country that had ever practiced slavery, and ever since its prohibition, African-Americans has fought oppression. Martin Luther King Jr., would aid immensely in this fight. He was born in Atlanta Georgia in 1929. His father, Martin Luther King Sr. Was a Baptist minister and also preached for civil rights…
Anthony Adigun Adigun 1
March 9, 2013
A Better Future
Martin Luther King Jr’s. speech was an inspiration to many people. Not only African Americans were inspired but some different races were also touched by his words. Some people say that President Obama is the reincarnation of MLK because they are similar. They both share the same dream and both are…
Martin Luther King RF
Catelli ; Period 4
April 6, 2010
During the 1960’s racial segregation was taking place all over the world. Martin Luther King a civil right leader was an independent man who was determined to change America, and change the way people discriminated against one another because of their race. He believed that the one way to actually stand up and make a change is to sacrifice himself and be punished for his own actions, through this his rebelliousness he…