Martin Luther King Thesis

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Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He is one of the most influential abolitionists in the world. He has changed the world for the better. King got is Ph.D. degree at Boston University in 1955 and was the youngest man to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The discourse is broken into three divisions. The introduction is paragraphs one to five. The proof of case is in paragraphs six to 46. The conclusion is paragraphs 47 to 50. The thesis statement in this discourse is when he says, “I want to try to answer your statement in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms” (1). Some examples of Jefferson supporting his thesis are when he says, “I came across your recent statement calling my activities ‘unwise…show more content…
Examples of this are when he says, “Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their villages and carried their "thus saith the Lord" far beyond the boundaries of their home towns, and just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town” (3), “ Just as Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage of myths and half truths to the unfettered realm of creative analysis and objective appraisal” (10), “as Reinhold Neibuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals” (12), “I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all” (15), “To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law” (16), “Hence segregation is not only politically, economically and sociologically unsound, it is morally wrong and sinful. Paul Tillich has said that sin is separation” (16), and most of paragraph 21. Some more examples are when he says, “Isn't this like condemning Jesus because his unique God consciousness and never ceasing devotion to God's will precipitated the evil act of crucifixion?” (25), “I am grateful to God that, through the influence of the Negro church, the way of nonviolence became an integral part of our struggle” (28), “Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice?” (31), “ I am thankful, however, that some of our white brothers in the South have grasped the meaning of this social revolution and committed themselves to it.
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