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Wallace Vs Mlk

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The early twentieth century, brought an end to slavery, African Americans in the South and many other states were banned from associating with whites in institutions and public places, and they wanted equality: same rights as the whites. Dr. Martin Luther King was the most important leader in the Civil Rights Movement as he sets the tone and direction in his preaching by bringing an end to racial segregation and discrimination in America. King played a significant in the civil rights movements during 1950s and 1960s. He gave a voice to the black community, when he addressed the nation in his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” he was gained the respect of many political leaders. Meanwhile as the Governor of Alabama during the 1960’s George Wallace…show more content…
The reasons behead Dr. King’s speech were in the hopes of racial justice and what he hoped to change for a nation. We can see that he himself stated in his I Have a Dream Speech “I have a dream that my four 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” (King). In making this statement in his speech Martin Luther King Jr. indicates that one day our nation will all be treated equally. People will be treated with dignity and their skin color shouldn’t matter on how they should be judged or treated as a human being. However Governor George Wallace participated in the civil rights and stood up against desegregation meanwhile giving a speech on his opposition to integration. Nearly fifty years ago which one line during his speech still remains in history as it as he states in his Inaugural address speech Wallace states, “I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny… and I say… segregation today… segregation tomorrow… segregation forever” (Wallace). In other words, Wallace shared his views on opposition integration, he preached evil testaments to simply justify the white Alabamians, and he gave them what they wanted to hear. On the other hand both of their speeches support each other, they have comparable characteristics for instance, they both had a hold…show more content…
did. The way Dr. King approaches his speeches to prove his testaments fighting for African Americans to attend all white schools, being able to be in public places with white people and the denial of voting rights. King and his followers truly believed that nonviolent protest is the most effective defense against a racist and unjust society. His words had deep meanings and were very powerful and is still talked about today. He gave hope to others, letting them know not to give up no matter what it took even when it knocked them down their going to do whatever it takes to be treated equally and treated like citizens of the United States and not treated differently over their color of their skin. As king was fighting for all African- Americans, Wallace was thinking about himself and how to further his career. In contrast to Wallace’s inaugural speech he was determined to keep the Civil Rights Movement out of Alabama. Wallace wanted to have the high authority he can possible have, His speech ensured he can could never become the president. After all he has done, he wasn’t on the right side of history, he asked for forgiveness he was granted it but it will never be
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