Compare and Contrast Any Two Public Figure

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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president as Martin Luther King Jr was not any president.
The races are also different. Mr Luther King Jr was black himself so he was the one being affected in his time. Abraham Lincoln just noticed how horrible it must feel to be used as a slave.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was a civil rights leader, an author, a minister, and an orator. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a middle-class family, King spent most of his career advocating for civil rights and protesting American social injustices. King entered Morehouse College at the age of 15 and graduated with a BA degree in sociology in 1948. Ordained as a minister, King graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania in 1951 with a BD degree. In 1955 he
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In 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1965, he led a campaign to register blacks to vote. The same year the US Congress passed the Voting Rights Act outlawing the discriminatory practices that had barred blacks from voting in the south.
As the civil rights movement became increasingly radicalised, King found that his message of peaceful protest was not shared by many in the younger generation. King began to protest against the Vietnam war and poverty levels in the US. He was assassinated on 4 April 1968 during a visit to Memphis, Tennessee.

Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King both influenced history at different time for very similar beliefs. They bought fought for civil rights of African Americans who did not always have the rights they have now. They were once slaves and owned by white people .As slaves they were required to do what they were told. A slave had no rights and was treated like a nobody. They were often beaten physically and mentally. Lincoln fought for the freedom of slaves and even went to war for this belief. Once the African Americans were now free from slavery they were not always treated as equals. They were once treated as outcasts and did not begin with white people. Times have changed due to the efforts of Lincoln and king. Lincoln fought for their freedom of slaves. while king fought for civil rights. They were also booth known for being great speakers. They booth have famous speeches that are still referenced today.
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