The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
An examination of the life and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the American consciousness.
# 57375 | 1,724 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2003 |
Published on Mar 29, 2005 in African-American Studies (1950-Present) , History (Leaders) , African-American Studies (Racism) , African-American Studies (Historical Figures) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Hot Topics (Affirmative Action)
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To determine Dr. King's contributions and the source of this legacy, this paper provides an overview of this black leader and the Civil Rights Movement, the Civil Right Act of 1964, and Dr. King's receipt of the Nobel Prize, followed by a summary of the research in the conclusion.
From the Paper:"Today, the influence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the American consciousness remains profound, and his legacy can be viewed in terms of just how far the Civil Rights Movement in the United States has progressed. A wide range of important laws and institutional practices have been changed as a direct result of Dr. King's efforts, but perhaps his most important contribution was in galvanizing national attention on the inherent inequalities that existed at the time by virtue of segregation and violent racism. Dr. King's ultimate impact on U.S. history continues to be weighed, but it is likely that no one would disagree that the social and legislative events that he helped to set in motion will have profound historical significance, and only future generations of Americans will be able to gauge the extent to which this great American helped to realize the American dream for all."
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