Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was born in Atlanta Georgia on January 15, 1929. His parents were Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his siblings were guided by the spiritual teachings from their father and attended public schools in Atlanta during their childhood. King and his nine siblings grew up in a financially secure middle class family. They received a better education than the average child of their race, King noticed this and it influenced him to want to help all blacks. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. faced racial segregation as a child, when he began school his white playmates had to attend a different elementary school than him. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. attended Morehouse College …show more content…
You don’t have to know the Second Theory of Thermodynamics in Physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” (Carson, Holloran, King). Speaking was one of King’s many talents, this quote shows one of the many ways King used this talent to inspire people to fight against the injustices they faced as a person of color in the south. Not only did King inspire people to join him in his fight against racial inequality but he leaded these people to fight for racial equality in a nonviolent way.

King was fascinated by the idea of refusing to cooperate with an evil system; therefore, King intellectually committed to Gandhi's method of nonviolence. As a social leader, King used his six principles of nonviolence to guide the people that joined him in the fight for racial equality. According to King’s first book, Stride Toward Freedom, the six principles were, “1) Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people, 2) The Beloved Community is the framework for the future, 3) Attack forces of evil, not persons doing evil, 4) Accept suffering without retaliation for the sake of the cause to achieve the goal, 5) Avoid internal violence of the spirit as well as external physical violence, and 6) The universe is on the side of justice” (Stride Towards Freedom). This quote highlights the knowledge Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had and his talent as a leader. King sufficiently encouraged others to use nonviolence

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