Sacrifice In The Works Of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Sacrifice played a big role in changing the status quo during the 1950s and ‘60s. A few courageous individuals stepped up; inspiring others and putting forth their effort for the freedom of blacks, ultimately, legal segregation was ending. Without courageous people, like Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and, the public would have not been inspired to stand up for itself. Martin Luther King had a vision of a society in which race was not an issue in how people were treated or in how they were allowed to live their lives. While nothing is perfect or complete in the battle for civil rights, the efforts of King and those like him have, in fact, changed the country and the world, for the better, in non-violent ways. Martin Luther King played a part in many well-known Civil…show more content…
“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the, American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” (Martin Luther King) "My message to the world is that we must come together and live as one." As stated by the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement", Rosa Parks , after standing her ground in trying to end segregation. She earned this nickname after standing up to the racial and social injustices that were still taking place due to Jim Crow legislation in the south during the 1950s. Jim Crow made sure that schools, parks, playgrounds, restaurants, hotels, public transportation, theaters, restrooms, drinking fountains, and so on were all segregated, or racially separated. This meant that African Americans could only use facilities that were labeled "Colored Only." In 1932,
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