Rebecca Layne Three score years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Less than three weeks ago, the Black community of Ferguson, Missouri exploded in anger at the perceived inequities of their treatment by the criminal justice system.
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His father changed his name to Martin Luther King, Sr. The Reformation, or Protestant Reformation, was a movement in the s against the laws of the Catholic Church.
The Reformation would result in the establishment of new sects of Christianity, including Lutherans, Calvinists and Puritans.
It was members of these Puritan sects in England that would become some of the first colonists of the United States. He was also a very capable preacher and public speaker, like Martin Luther, so the name was highly appropriate.
One of the little-known Martin Luther King,Jr. From a young age, Martin Luther King Jr. King was so smart that he skipped grades nine and 12, and started college at only 15 years old. Bywhen King was only 22 years old, he had earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Divinity degree.
Shortly thereafter, King continued his studies as a doctoral student in systematic theology. InKing received his Ph. In Martin Luther King Jr.
King was a passionate preacher who often quoted Jesus Christ and the Gospels at church and in meetings with community members.
Martin Luther King Sr. For most of his life, King had witnessed, and had been subjected to, segregation in Atlanta where he grew up. Segregation was enforced by a system of laws in the Southern United States that gave Blacks limited privileges in public places, and subjected them to humiliating rules.
One of the little known Martin Luther King Jr. The elder King gave his son more than his name. He also gave him the hope of equal rights for all people. Martin Luther King, Sr. According to the laws, a Black person was required to give up their seat on a bus to let a White person sit down.
Rosa Parks was one notable person who refused to give up her seat, doing so in order to make a statement against the unjust laws. This is the first of many Martin Luther King Jr. King led the bus boycott and it had a significant impact on his life.
King was also arrested. Despite these setbacks, he pushed on and eventually the Supreme Court decided that the segregation of Montgomery busses was unconstitutional.
In many societies, protest against injustice is done through violence. For instance, the United States Revolutionary War was fought in protest of the British government and their unjust laws.
Many people think that King learned this form of protest from his study of Christian teachings. A long-time Civil Rights activist named Bayard Rustin had advised King to practice non-violent protest. Rustin insisted that this was a more efficient way for King to achieve greater equality for Blacks.How To Step Up Your Advocacy On Martin Luther King Jr.
Day Dan Avery His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere. The exhibition sheds light on how Martin Luther King, Jr – as leader of the American civil rights movement – fought for the rights of African-Americans.A fundamental tenet of his message was that the fight for equitable conditions can and must be waged without violence.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s influence on civil rights did not end with his death. His legacy is the enactment of statutes prohibiting discrimination, Supreme Court decisions and the advancement of. In , a number of black leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr., established a new group to fight for civil rights based in the South called the A.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored Persons (NAACP).
B. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). C. .
Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, – April 4, ) was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
He was best known for improving civil rights by using nonviolent civil disobedience, based on his Christian beliefs. Half a century after his assassination, what needs to change?On April 4, , Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed by a sniper's bullet.