King Giving Equal Rights Essay

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Gidey Gezae
March 11, 2016
The Man who never Gave up Giving Equal Rights
“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love”-king. King did not use violence; instead he used words and love. Many people were mad at king, because he would boycott with other activists, and one of the famous boycotts was the Montgomery bus boycott. Because he was discriminated as a child, gave his world renown speeches and through his words of love, king worked hard for equal rights.
While king traveled to many places so he can spread his message to give freedom to everybody, and he won many awards like the Nobel Peace prize in 1964 for best work for fraternity between nations, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 are for the highest civilian award of the United States, Congressional Gold Medal in 2004 are for …show more content…

Letter from the Birmingham city jail was written in April 1963. Letter from the Birmingham City Jail is a message about the civil rights and civil disobedience. Loving Your Enemies was written to have world peace and no violence, and that is why he wrote the 6 nonviolence. There is also a famous quote from loving your enemies that is-"Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that, and Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that”-Martin Luther King. Give Us the Ballot was written in May 17, 1957 and it is about everybody having the rights to vote. Then King made 6 principle of nonviolence to help everybody so they can use words and love instead of violence and the 6 principle of nonviolence are” Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice not people, Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform, .Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate, Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice, Nonviolence seek to win friendship and understanding, Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous

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