What in your view was the short term significance of Martin Luther King? Martin Luther King can be considered a key individual in the Civil Rights movement because of his influence on both the public and political leaders with his powerful speeches, the most famous being his ‘I have a dream’ speech, as well as his undeniable leadership qualities. There is also the view that King became ‘the face of the movement’ as it can be debated that he was the most popular leader in the struggle for black rights which could mainly be a result of the development of media which helped present both a positive and negative image of him but ultimately allowed him to rise to fame. During the several years of the movement King had many significant successes, such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, as well as numerous sit-ins and marches that he was involved in. However, there is also the contrasting argument from historians, such as Peter Ling, that whilst Martin Luther King participated in some important events in the movement that represented the process of change, his role in the Civil Rights Movement and the amount of transformation he actually achieved could have been exaggerated greatly.
King, Jr., urged them to ponder on the oppressions they faced and much less use them as an excuse to be lazy. He wanted blacks to know that even though they were not born in a golden cradle, they could also achieve what their hearts desired by working hard towards their goals. The last, but not least important objective he considered important was leadership. While delivering his “Prayer Pilgrimage” address he said there was “an urgent need for strong, courageous, and intelligent leadership from the Negro community.” King, Jr., realized that it would take well informed followers to help achieve racial equality. In one of King, Jr., most famous speeches, “I have a dream”, which was delivered during a march on Washington on 25 August 1963, he called for the equality of all human beings.
Speech By Jamie Toskovski There are many ways people and their experiences can be brought to life through the distinctive voices of other people. These distinctive voices can be interpreted through speeches and song lyrics to give a point or amplify to the public the struggle people are going through. Two great examples of speakers that conveyed distinctive voices in their speeches include Martin Luther King in “I have a dream” and Severn Suzuki’s “Address to the Plenary Summit, Earth Summit. My related material Michael Jackson’s song “Heal the World” is another example of a distinctive voice enhanced through song lyrics to the public. What also brings the outcomes and affect on people through the distinctive voices is not only the voice itself
L.B.J. helped the American people see that their country so great, and so powerful and fortunate, had issues to face within the country, if it wishes to succeed as a powerful nation. He stated that the words of the constitution are not just theories, “those words are a promise to ever citizen that he shall share in the dignity of man” “…It really rests on his right to be treated as a man equal in opportunity to all other”. He claimed that although blacks were freed over a century ago, they indeed were not free, not free to vote. He gave many examples of how the local and federal governments have gone around granting them this right, and that it needs to be equal for all
The Greatest American To be a part of America is one thing, but to have a part in uniting it is a big accomplishment. Martin Luther King Jr. has made a major impact on the U.S. He has helped the country grow in so many ways. His ability to reach out to the people of the U.S., took on a major impact. Back then, a peace activist was needed and he stepped up and got the job done.
bo too Mr. Dobs History 132 --14 Martin Luther King’s Accomplishments ‘’Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.’’ (source) Martin Luther King had a way with words and knew how to change people’s thoughts about segregation. This quote showed us how he was a brave man and he knew that someone was going to confront him about his life changing speeches. However he still perceived his goal about what he did best without it affecting how he presented them. He was also a man of god that grew up being around the life of ministry. The reason for this was that his dad was a pastor and later got Martin Luther King to be his assistant pastor at his fathers church.
The result of this landmark order was a mobilization of efforts in obtaining equal rights for blacks, once and for all. Martin Luther King, quite possibly the most influential figure in the civil rights movement, has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism. A Baptist minister and organizer of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, King was profoundly affected by Mahatma Gandhi’s success with non-violent activism. On a trip to India in 1959, King deepened his understanding of non-violent resistance and described it as, “the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for justice and human dignity.” (King 134) Due to the fact that Martin Luther King chose to use non-violent protests and social activism as his weapon and not an actual weapon, he is considered to be one of the leaders of the more conservative leaders of the civil rights movement. This more conservative approach to attaining civil rights tried to achieve their goals through spreading awareness and winning legislative
Both Bill Gates and Martin Luther King were raised in two different environments which make them both different in their processes of creativity. Bill Gates was raise in a closely bonded family that allowed him to become independent thinker and a leader, which led him to be a leader in the innovation of technology. Martin Luther King on the other hand was raised in a society of racism and segregation. With the help of religion made him a peaceful in dealing with the problem which he faced. In the case of Martin Luther King, maybe the judicial system would have been an option in the fight for racial oppression.
This portion of the speech was actually entirely extemporaneous. Even though King was only one of the several speakers, his speech became known for the March and then the entire civil rights movement because of several factors. Martin Luther King, Jr. is believed to be one of the greatest speakers of the twentieth century. His thoughts were right along with those at the March, and he was accurate in his beliefs. In “I Have a Dream” King referenced several important governmental documents.
An inspiration to others, teaching them to make the change, just like Martin Luther King did. I’m asking you ... what kind of person are you going to be ... when you see injustice, what would YOU do? Never think that you can’t make a change because Martin Luther King was once in exactly the same position - asking himself what can I do? So it’s up to you ... are you going to be the person that says “one person can’t make a difference” ... or you going to be the one that has that special something ... that little bit extra ... that major strength of character that allows you to be something you KNOW you can be ... because that’s ALL it takes ... The Power of One