Martin Luther King
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This paper discusses the influence and thoughts of Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights movement and beyond. First providing a brief overview of American society during the Sixties and the state of the African American struggle for their rights by way of background, the writer then goes on to describe King's philosophy and beliefs, and the events that made him into a national hero.
From the Paper:"Martin Luther King believed passionately in the power of every individual to make a difference --- particularly young people. He was only 26 when he helped lead the Montgomery bus boycott. Many of his associates were even younger.
"His words and actions helped to inspire an entire generation of youth to get involved in the fight against injustice and join in the long march toward freedom. He showed the world that young people could be visionaries and powerful agents of change. Many of the victories of the civil rights movement stemmed from the courageous acts and undeterred idealism of young people.
"King struggled for the rights of a nation for almost a decade. He traveled through the states and raised awareness in the hearts and minds of the people so that they would learn to realize the injustice that was being handed to them and then protest against it. He wrote articles and spoke to the people so that he could motivate them to join the struggle. The protest in Birmingham, Alabama, was seen and heard by the world as the people gained inspiration from his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail", a manifesto of the Negro revolution. The Letter, a synthesis of ideas King had been developing for several years in speeches and articles, was begun in the margin of the newspaper that printed the ministers' appeal, continued on scraps of paper, and concluded on a writing pad furnished by his attorneys."
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