Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King Jr.

"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."

There are many people in this world who have a voice deep inside of them, but don't let it out. They are filled with anxiety about the well-being and safety of the people around them, including themselves. In this world there are many people like this. However there are quite a few of people who have the courage to bring the voice deep from inside out. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of them. Born as Michael king, his name later changed to Martin Luther King Jr.. He was able to bring the voice inside of him out to the world; which changed the lives of many in America and also inspired people to stand up for themselves.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Goals

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American clergyman,activist, and leader in the African- American Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King Jr.'s goal was to establish rights for African-Americans that were equal to the rights, the "White Americans" were given. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted to stand up for the African-Americans who were being discriminated, for their race.

During that period of time African-Americans in the southern part of The

United Stated Of America were being discriminated for their race(s), and

were being held as slaves. Young children to elderly people were being

kept as slaves by their masters. The slaves were given a handful of

tasks that were required to be done, unless they wanted a severe

punishment from their owners/masters. Many African-Americans feared and did what they were told to. Even though some African-Americans slaves

did what they were told to, not all did. Some of the African-Americans slaves were beaten severely, that...