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Martin Luther King And The Civil Rights Movement

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In the speech of Rev Martin Luther King ‘I HAVE A DREAM’ pronounce at the march on Washington in August 1963, he said: “I have a dream that my four little 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”. The black community in the US did really struggle after the slavery, with the beginning of segregation. They've been judged by their skin colors instead of the content of their brains, even school was segregated with black in one part, white the other part. Slavery ended in the 19th century in the U.S by the Emancipation Proclamation, a presidential proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January, 1st, 1863 that changed the federal legal status of more than three million slaves. That was a great step toward freedom for all. But slavery was anchored in the American society, to such a point they wouldn’t believe that a black former slave would be able to merge to them as an unified nation as it supposed to be. They consider them as a object who has no will, no right. However, the black community has stood as one to unify their forces, their voices, in order to eradicate segregation and fight for rights via the Civil Rights Movement, led in part by Dr. Martin Luther King. First, Martin Luther King was a black American Baptist minister born in Atlanta, who himself was touched by injustice during his childhood , and has decided to lead a pacific revolt against injustice among the
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