Martin Luther King Jr. Inspiring the American Dream

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“I look to the day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Are the words that Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, hoping for the end of racism, discrimination and segregation. He had a dream for everyone to have the right to be treated equally, as all man should be. Martin Luther King started a revolution; people that were being treated unequal were fed up. This dream was for all war against racism to have an end to it. So that everyone can get together and form in unity as one nation. “In September, 1954, King becomes full- time pastor in Montgomery, Ala. (Royson)” He was a very religious man that took in the teachings of his fathers’ beliefs at a young age. Kings father was very influential upon his life, along with Mohandas Gandhi. He took the peaceful teachings of Gandhi and used those ideas during the civil right movement. As “elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), he was often seen as a rival to the NAACP. (Royson)” Martin Luther later became part of the NAACP. It was an organization that would help colored people earn their civil rights. His protests were anti-violent, because he believed there was no win through a physical war. The only way to win was with the help of God, because he created man as equal. All agree that if king had lived, he would have been active not only in the black community, but would have likely taken up causes of other minorities (Jones). Martin Luther king Jr. helped improve society with trying to stop discrimination against African Americans. He wanted to stand up for his people, if it wasn’t for him we would not have the rights we have today. As Jones states, he once said, he might not have entered the promise land with us, but he had been to the mountaintop. Now, a group of different diversities can discuss the topic of racism and
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