Why Were The Visions Of Martin Luther King Jr

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Why did the visions of Martin Luther King Jr feature in Barack Obama’s 2008 election campaign and inauguration speech in 2009? The Role and significance Martin Luther King Jr in America’s History: Martin Luther King Jr was a leader; he gave a voice to the African American citizens who could not express their own needs and opinions. His role was to lead the civil rights movement, and speak for justice, peace and equality in the lives of every American man, woman and child. King struggled with the laws and politics of his time and worked to eradicate segregation and discrimination from the American way of life. Martin Luther King Jr’s writings, teachings and speech’s are timeless; they left people rethinking their attitudes towards African Americans and racism. He spoke of a compelling brotherhood and sisterhood of all American citizens, and how he one day wished that all brothers and sisters, white or black could unite as one and form a unity. Martin Luther King made it known to the nation and the world that civil rights and justice should be upheld for not only white citizens but black citizens too. He was one of the most influential people of the 20th century and since 1983 America has named a holiday after him, to look back and…show more content…
Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He was given a middle class upbringing and attended Harvard Law School. Before he became President he continually was working for the greater good of the Illinois state senate and his community recognising what the publics needs and wants were. When Barack Obama won the election on 4th of November 2008 and was inaugurated on 20th of January 2009, he became the first ever African American President in The United States history. Historians have seen a similar connectedness between Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr, as they were both African Americans fighting for the greater good of America and wanting the American dream for all the citizens of
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