who was your favorite African American contributor?
Who was your favorite African American contributor? “I have a dream that my four little 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,” (Martin Luther King jr.). On January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia was born a great man named Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther king jr. is my favorite African American contributor because he fought for what he believed in, changed the way people perceive blacks and he made America a better place.
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, as stronger than evil triumphant,” (Martin Luther King Jr.). Martin Luther King jr. fought for what he believed in because he thought that it was right. Martin Luther king believed that when it states, All Men Are Created Equal that it meant EVERYONE. He was a man who believed in rights and kindness. His belief was to be non-discriminative and fair. His religious belief was Baptist.
“I took to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther king changed the way people perceive blacks by making speeches about how unfair black citizens were treated. One of the most recognized speeches was the “I have a dream” speech. In Washington D.C. on 28 August 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the reading of the “I have a dream” speech took place. When he led the bus boycott, he took action. He made speeches on the bus about segregation and soon non-segregated water fountains, waiting room and restrooms followed. The boycott lasted 381 days the situation became so intense that king’s house was blown up. King was arrested during his campaign, but in the end the court outlawed segregation on all public buses (Wikipedia).
“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” Martin Luther king jr. was a man of great accomplishments; he has been one of the most positive thing that have blessed this Earth. Martin Luther king had many accomplishments that changed the world including ending segregation on buses, ending hate between blacks and whites and permanently changing the way two races and many look at the world. He preached nonviolence in all of his boycotts. His determination and greatness have changed those who came after him. He won the nobel peace prize in 1964. He led a mass struggle for racial equality that doomed segregation and changed America forever (white, 1).
“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” Martin Luther kind did many great things in his short life. When he was fifteen he graduated high school and got a B.A. in college. He was assassinated on 4 April 1968 at 6:01 pm. The bullet entered through his right cheek, smashed his jaw and then traveled down his spinal cord before lodging his shoulder. The was pronounced dead at 7:05pm. Dr. Martin Luther king jr. was a man who wasn’t afraid to “dream.” Martin Luther king is valuable to society because he helped there be equality between the races. All his accomplishments were extraordinary. Even though he was shot he is still alive in many hearts. He might have died, but his spirit is still surrounding us. “The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness.”