Published on: 17 January 2017| ANDREA STURDIVANT
Remembering the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr and his fight for Civil Rights
The name Martin Luther King, Jr is iconic in history and to the country of the United States. When you hear his name these words come to mind Civil Rights leader, prophetic preacher, and activist whose voice not only changed the world but also helped transitioned the world. King had a powerful voice for using his voice and strong-will of nonviolent resistance to overcome justice and fighting segregation laws to give opportunities for blacks to be treated the same as whites. King was revolutionary for reaching and making all people realize that “all men are created equal.”
He had a prominent impact on civil rights movement. In 1955, King had became prominently involved in the Montgomery, Alabama boycott of city buses that insisted blacks only ride at the back of the bus. He had many supporters and got attention for many people to put pressure on the Montgomery, Alabama boycott of city buses and bus companies all over the South to probe their own rules they created and challenged them to change them. King rose to prominence in the civil rights movement and give him the incredible power to start a major change for the world.
How one dream helped the world
King had a prophetic dream where society in which race didn’t present an issue, people were treated equally and treated fairly to live their lives regardless of race. King’s dream has affected everyone in United States of bringing people together no matter the content of their skin color but the content of their character. His dream has changed the country and the world. King’s dream has made this country a equal place for whites and blacks and all minorities. His dream has helped to ensure and make minorities have a voice for their rights.
King’s vision of non-violent protest based on Christian beliefs
A key milestone of King’s vision, aside from a journey for racial equality, he had the belief of non-violence that was based on his own Christian beliefs because he refused to use violence or anything promoting violence in any of his protests and taught his friends, loved ones and followers to follow his beliefs. His principles were based on a man King respected and idolized Mandhi Gandhi, whose beliefs and behavior of nonviolence was a major and prominent influence on King but on society. King was majorly responsible for passing the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act for blacks in the mid 1960s.