Essay Topic

My thesis is, Martin Luther King Jr’s actions created a turning point in history and his efforts are continuously mentioned today through media and movements resulting in racial acceptance. He was able to stand up in a time where no one else would and will forever have his voice heard. He influenced people around the world and gave others the confidence to stand up for what’s right. Hist mentions the massive resistance and black response. It specifically mentions the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and how “King was selected as the group’s leader…embracing a philosophy of peaceful integration and nonviolence” (447).This action, like others, led others to join voices and better our society. It goes on to talk about desegregation in sports and how “Robinson vowed not to retaliate against racist taunts.” This was a movement inspired by King’s nonviolence breakthroughs.

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