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The Political Movement Of The Late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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My essay is based on the political movement of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr., delivered a speech to a massive group of civil rights marchers gathered around the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom brought together the nation’s most prominent civil rights leaders, along with tens of thousands of marchers, to press the United States government for equality, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (August 28, 1963).”
The environment at that time was a lot of tension for equality for blacks to have rights as the whites. Back then water fountains were labeled for blacks and whites to use. There was also lynching of blacks and public humiliation and torture were at an all-time high. The rights of blacks were in no way humane at all. Water hoses were used to protesters and dogs were used to attack anyone opposing the oppression that reigned. What is confusing to me is why in our country has this horrible time been allowed to occur? To be beaten and treated like an animal for hatred is no excuse. How did our government allow this to happen? I do believe that even our first President’s had slaves. Former President Zachary Taylor was the owner of over 100 slaves! In my research this was one of the most feared President’s to people of different nationalities. He personally wanted to wipe out any opposer’s to his party’s beliefs. This individual took it upon himself to hang anyone who rebelled against the
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