Martin Luther King Noble Peace Prize Speech Analysis

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In Martin Luther King’s acceptance speech for the noble peace prize, he articulates that nonviolence is a perfect answer to the crucial political and more question of our time- the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression. Individuals of the black race were patronized and attacked due to racial injustice. MLK created a notion of nonviolence in order to end this injustice. He emphasizes that demonstrating a nonviolent demeanor is a much powerful force, which allows social transformation. However in order for social transformation to exist we must all develop a mentality/lifestyle that rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. Instead we as a nation should express love to one another. MLK wants to us to acknowledge the individuals (black) that has shaped our country in a positive way. The Negro made a huge difference to society, but instead are encountered with social disapproval and faced with man’s inhumane acts. He believes we should show appreciation for these people who have suffered for righteousness’ sake. Dr. King exemplified faith in America hoping they will change their perspective of the freed Negro and learn to appreciate the contributions of the Negro. He believed that we will be able to desegregate and intermingle with one another without any issues. Unarmed truth and unconditional love will end this present division, and we as black people should have faith that racism will cease. With faith black people will have courage to face the uncertainties and give us strength to continue on our journey for true autonomy. Love, peace, and a sense of brotherhood are the essential tools to developing a united nation. In today’s society Martin Luther King’s philosophy of developing a sense of unity with the use of love, brotherhood, and peace is lost in translation. Racial intolerance still persists today
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