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Sacrifice Essay

  • Submitted by: dammy_e
  • on November 28, 2008
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,058 words

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People give up their lives or get deprived of some enjoyment for others to enjoy. They suffer for others to enjoy which is what sacrifice is all about. Martin Luther King Jr. for example, fought vehemently for racial discrimination which he gave his life for it. His autopsy revealed that though he was only 39 years old, he had the heart of a 60 year old man which includes the stress of being a human right activist
Martin Luther King fought for racial discrimination in America. During Martin Luther King’s time on earth, there were so many laws passed at that time that includes, blacks and whites if in a public bus; the blacks should be seated at the rear while the whites in front. Whites should be paid more than black when the same job is done by both of them. Whites and blacks should not be given the same type of education. In general, blacks were seen as lesser beings. Martin Luther King fought for this to make sure that both blacks and whites have equal rights.
There was an incident that happened on a bus “The infraction of the Montgomery City bus Lines’ seating regulations might not have been handled with what was, by Southern etiquette, uncustomary circumspection.

Even unprotesting compliance with the command to move toward the rear was not infrequently accompanied by threats, blows, and, in one recent instance, death” (Lewis 47). This was the case of a woman named Rosa Parks who was the secretary of the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), who boarded a bus and was ordered by the driver J. F. Blake to move toward the rear to make room for some white passengers which Mrs. Parks refused without threats and blows. Then “Blake’s decision to summon the police appeared to offer the most expedient solution……” (Lewis 47). Mrs. Parks was arrested and later got freed. There had also had similar cases like that about blacks leaving their seats for whites. “Three...

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