October 30, 2014
Unit 4 Individual Project
Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired myself along with many other nationalities all over the world in so many ways. He was a very courageous and intelligent man who fought so hard for the blacks or African-Americans like myself to have equal rights like the whites or Caucasian people. Just as other civil rights leaders such as Rosa Parks, Dr. King felt that it just wasn’t fair that the black people was segregated from the white people. Black people couldn’t use the same water fountains, bathrooms, eat at the same diner with the white people, etc. He felt like we all was equal as one and should be entitled to the same rights. Because of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hard earned work, his ambition, and motivation this is why I decided to select him to do my essay on.
Dr. King faced many obstacles he ...view middle of the document...
Education was very important to Dr. King. Martin Luther King, Jr. began his education at the Yonge Street Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. He also attended the Atlanta University Laboratory School and Booker T. Washington High School. Because of his high score on the college entrance examinations in his junior year of high school, he advanced to Morehouse College without formal graduation from Booker T. Washington. In 1948, he graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. degree in Sociology.
“With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. And this will be the day.” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream August 28, 1963). This speech was spoken by Dr. King. It inspired me in so many ways and gave me one tip to carry along my educational journey. That tip is to work hard for what I believe in and never give up no matter what trials I may face. Dr. King along with many other civil rights leader has made it easier for the citizens in this country to get a good education, I’m planning on taking full advantage of it and will continue to motivate my children to do the same.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made such a huge impact on my life considering the fact that I am an African American and I’m also a Christian as well. I believed strongly in his word and the message that he was trying to send .I hate the fact that he had to die behind it all because he seemed to be a wonderful pastor, person, father, mentor and friend.
In conclusion Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought hard for what he believed in. after all he went through he was sure to spread his message even though it cost him his life. I can say that he paved the way for African Americans and Caucasians to be able to live in the world together without any animosity. We all are looked as equal and I love it!
Reference: I Have a Dream (Primary Source Document). 2009, King, Jr., Martin Luther p1-3. 3p.