Martin Luther King Research Paper

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Nobel Peace Prize is an award presented to either an individual or an organization in accordance with Alfred Nobel’s living will. Nobel Prize Winners generally have a sense of responsibility and faith which encouraged them to fight for the difficulties. Martin Luther King, the leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement and Nelson Mandela, the president of South Africa would be compared and contrasted in this essay. Dr. Martin Luther King (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American political activist, the most famous leader of the American civil rights movement. Considering a peacemaker throughout the world for his promotion of nonviolence and equal treatment for different races, he gained the Nobel Peace Prize before he was assassinated in 1968. King's most influential and well-known speech was the "I Have a Dream" speech.…show more content…
When he was fifteen, he started to fight for political rights for black people in the USA. He demanded that blacks shouldn’t be treated as slaves but should have equal rights. In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, King has travelled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action. In 1963, during Birmingham Campaign, Birmingham Police Apartment treated the blacks inhumanly, they were using high-pressure water jets and police dogs against those protesters which included children and seniors. As the newspaper headline, the conflict between armed polices and unarmed protesters was throughout the world. Therefore, President Kennedy proposed the congress to broaden the civil right of the blacks, and promoted the ‘Civil Rights Act of 1964’’s

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