Martin Luther King Essay

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Martin Luther King

I have chosen to write about a prominent, black Christian who is very well known to us today.

Martin Luther King was born on January the 15th, 1929 when inequality and racism between blacks and whites was still a normal part of life. He grew up as the son of a Christian minister in Georgia. As the grandson of the Rev. A.D.Williams, and the son of Martin Luther King Sr, King’s roots were in the African – American Baptist Church.

As a young boy, Martin Luther King would notice, when he went out, how his family and other black people were treated. This made him angry, but he dealt with it not by using violence, but by peaceful protests. King was very much influenced by the
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He wanted to follow the Christian faith, Jesus Christ, and enable all individuals to be able to have the same rights and live in peace. From this, we can see that a lot of the background behind King’s actions was due to the Christian faith, to make sure that all individuals are equal, and that there is no division between different colours, casts, or societies.

Also, we are able to see how Martin Luther King wanted to bring peace into the world, as he wanted to fulfil the teachings of Jesus. A lot of this was influenced by his grandfather and father, as he was brought up among their presences in the Baptist Churches.

Here is a quote from one of King’s most famous speeches, “I have a dream,” which inspired many people to stand up for what they believe, and fight, non-violently for the rights that they deserve. With his words he inspired people to do what is right to equalise community and create peace and happiness among people. “This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to

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