Civil Rights Paper

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Martin Luther King said in his “I Have a Dream” speach, “With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to climb up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” Martian Luther King’s approach to segregation made the most sense for America in the 1960s because he applied the Ghandaian protest virtue to the civil rights movement with a very marketable spin on it. During the 1960s there was an overwhelming peace movement among youth, these youth related most to Martin Luther King Jr. because of the “Christian love” he encouraged. Luckily for Martin Luther King Jr. these crowds made sure there voice was ...view middle of the document...

wanted integration and Malcolm did not. During Martin Luther King Jr.’s, “Our God is Marching On” he explains that segregated schools are a thing of the past however Malcolm X felt that the organization of Afro-American Unities will help children free their minds from vicious lies. Martin Luther King Jr. ‘s speech did not set well with everyone but the majority of listeners felt as thoufh they could make a difference and that their children will be equal to whites. One of the reasons why Martin Luther King Jr. was more affective than Malcolm X was because Martin’s powerfully positive endings on his speeches, which left his audience, uplifted and ready to fight.
A huge part of Martin Luther King Jr. was that he preached that Christian love and brotherhood were parts of a movement that, had it been conveyed by means of riots and rebellion, would have failed. In fact, he applied the Ghandian protest virtue to the civil rights movement, this approach really hit home with the many hippies of that era as well as common citizens. Instead of riots he used approaches such as...

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