King Jr Beliefs

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“A nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character" (King 18). That was the dream of many black Americans. Many great leaders chose to speak out about their lack of rights. Some adopted the route of trying to change people’s views through peace some through violence. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. chose to follow the nonviolent path. Dr. King brought many together for peace, he inspired many people throughout America, and he and his dream still play a role in our daily lives.
King followed his religious teachings of nonviolence in his civil rights campaign. He used words rather than violence to change views on black people’s lives. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have
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“Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such creative tension that a community that has consistently refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue." (King 9). King wanted to force people to face the issue without putting a negative, violent spin on the other’s opinions. “With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” (King 20). This motivated people to work together in peace to accomplish their goal. Whatever they had to endure, they would endure it together.“There is a more excellent way, of love and nonviolent protest." (King 23). King once again restates that we should love our enemies and use nonviolence. “Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace” (King 3). Martin Luther King, Jr. wanted a world where everyone could live in peace. The only way to accomplish that was through peace. “Over the last few years I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek. So I have…show more content…
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’" (King 12). Dr. King used his resources to relate to the Declaration of Independence When it says that "all men are created equal." Today, everyone, black, white, yellow, male, or female, enjoy equal rights. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.” (King 4). Unconditional love for all peoples is a great quality that King had, and many people today have modeled after. “When you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six-year-old daughter why she cannot go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her little eyes when she is told that Funtown is closed to colored children” (King 12). Now, all children are permitted in amusement parks. Many black children also couldn’t get an education. Today everyone from kindergarten to twelfth grade is entitled to acquire a free education. “I have a dream that … children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” (King 18). Now, people are judged by their character. Anyone can achieve anything today, no matter who they are. It doesn’t matter the race, it doesn’t
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