Civil Rights Movement and King Jr
The success of Civil Rights Movement was achieved due to the charismatic
leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. This is because he was the central
figure that inspired the fight for civil rights in the American
political environment (Thomas, 2006). It should be noted that the
American political and system was unfair to the rights of civilians long
before the times of Martin Luther King, Jr, yet these rights were only
highlighted and brought to knowledge during the times of Martin Luther
King, Jr. The rights were especially unfair for the blacks since they
were totally sidelined in the socio-economic and political platforms
especially where their opinions were disregarded.
The selfless fight for equal rights and justice by Martin Luther King,
Jr is what sparked the consciousness of the society on the violations
that the pro-white government had ruled over the minority citizens
especially the blacks (Thomas, 2006). Through the fight, Martin Luther
King, Jr was able to unite people to see the injustices that they were
fighting against. it was due to this spirited front that was led by
Martin Luther King, Jr that led to the identification of civil rights
violations and brought light of freedom that he foresaw.
Martin Luther King, Jr became the unifying symbol of the fight for civil
rights in America during his time and even to date. This is because
after being the central figure, he united people and created a common
awareness of the violations they were fighting against (Thomas, 2006).
Moreover, Martin Luther King, Jr became more powerful in the fight for
civil rights after his death than even when he was alive due to the
inspiration that his name had on people who believed in his ideals. This
made the success of the civil rights movement be dependent on the life
and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thomas F. (2006). From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King,
Jr., and the
Struggle for Economic Justice. University of Pennsylvania Press
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