Historic African-Americans and Change: Martin Luther King, Jr. Term Paper

Historic African-Americans and Change: Martin Luther King, Jr.
A look at Martin Luther King's life and times, as well as the personal and societal influences that helped shape this great man who would change the world.
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This paper provides a brief biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., and looks at how he shaped not only American history, achieving important social changes, but influenced world affairs and civil rights as well. The writer looks

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"King would go on to study at Morehouse College. While enjoying the freedom of college life, it was here that King was first exposed to ideas and writings that would greatly influence his later years. King's academic studies opened his eyes to a variety of intellectual worlds, Thoreau's On Civil Disobedience being an important influence. Reading Plato, Rousseau, Locke and other thinkers, as well as studying about the world's religions and cultures helped King explore the meaning of life and his place in the world. Gandhi, through his non-violent teachings and successful work removing the British from India, would be a lifelong influence (20). King would decide that his future would remain in the church. He entered the Crozer Theological Seminary where he would graduate at the top of his class in 1951. Later, he would attend Boston University and Harvard University (thekingcenter.org)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fairclough, Adam. Martin Luther King, Jr. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1995. Print.
  • Frady, Marshall. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life. New York: Penguin Group, 2002. Print.
  • thekingcenter.org. Martin Luther King, Jr. Biography, 2010. Web. 21 February 2011.

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