Martin Luther King, Jr.: Making Racial Justice a Reality

2797 WordsMay 4, 200212 Pages
Dream. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. A dream of freedom, of complete brother hood, the true American dream, the dream of full equality. King was one of history's most influential leaders of racial justice. King organized marches, speeches, and much more to motivate the Africans of America to fight for their rights. His political philosophy and strong beliefs helped lead our nation to the racial justice we have today. Dreams King speaks of the American dream in almost every speech. This American dream is a dream of total equality, a society in which whites and blacks could live side by side, work together, fight together, and attend school together. His most famous speech was the speech about this dream. The "I Have a Dream"…show more content…
Thousands of people everyday ask themselves about the question of racism and social injustice. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest leaders in racial equality. (227 God) When King speaks he reaches his entire audience, in a way that motivates without violence. In the excerpt above from the speech "Our God is Marching On!" which was delivered on March 25, 1965, you can see how King uses true life experiences to reach his followers. (227 God) This speech ended a long march which King lead. Thousands of people began this mighty walk to prove to "white" Americans that the "black" American was ready for their well-deserved rights. King explains how all these people went through "hell" to get here today and they are not going to turn around. "We ain't goin' let nobody turn us around" states King (227 God) The Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave blacks part of their rights, but according to King these rights are worthless without the right to vote. "…without the vote it was dignity without strength." (227 God) In this march King believes that an entire community was into motion, dealing with brutality and death across the land. This sad, yet shinning march became a major moment in the conscience of man. (228 God) "There never was a moment in American history more
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