Martin Luther King Essay

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People have been categorizing other people since the beginning of time. In 1619 slavery started in the United States. The blacks were forced to become slaves. They had no rights and no freedom of speech. Africans were consider a piece of property. America traded their slaves to make a profit. The whites treated the slaves with no respect, and treated them like animals. Many people wanted to prove that blacks were a different species simply by their physical appearance. Many people at that time consider blacks to be different because of their skin color. Blacks didn't have the same rights as a white person. Blacks couldn’t be with a white person or drink out of the same water fountain as a white person or go to the same school as a white…show more content…
Martin Luther King knows how to convince people with his powerful speeches. In Washington, on August 28th, 1963 over 100,000 people came to listen to “I Have a Dream Speech”. He use his academic, political, and biblical elements in his "I Have a Dream" speech. This speech is a very powerful on American Civil rights. In contains references on the beliefs of the Founding Fathers, who declared that America would be a land of freedom, and where all men are created equal. He explains how his picture of a country in which all are equal; blacks and whites work together and freedom is available to everyone. Many people feel that we need to categorize everything and everyone into a place. Race is a big issue in America. In the United States eyes, race determines everything about you. It determines your wealth, education, your personality and much more. Martin Luthern king persuaded the people about how race shouldn't matter, and blacks should get the same opportunity as a white person. He wanted a peaceful protest instead of a violent one. Martin Luther king said “We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but on the positive affirmation of peace”. He made a huge impact by just using his words instead of using violence to be heard. Everyone heard Martin Luther King and he pushed and got what he wanted. He used their words and knowledge and got the point across and changed the world. The second

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