MLK Jr. vs Obama
One of the most influential black Americans in the past century is Martin Luther King Jr. Because of his Dream we have for the first time a black American has the possibility of becoming the Next President of the United States of America. Barack Obama owes his opportunity at the White house to the path that MLK laid down towards equality. Although Obama clearly has not had the same obstacles to overcome as MLK did, making his political advances pale in comparison, it is unclear if Obama could be a modern day Martin Luter King JR.
Martin Luther King Jr. was one the most influential man in the struggle for freedom in the African American community. He was a true hero, a father, a reverend, a non-violence activist, a freedom fighter, and a great man with dreams of equality and justice. In this book Dr. King, describes the ongoing struggle for freedom and Civil Rights taking place in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963.
Martin Luther King Jr. never made any outrageous demands for the rights for blacks or advocated violence to do so. We even spoke at an anti-war rally, in which He justified his appearance saying he feels “that I see this war as an unjust, evil, and futile war” implying that he did not view war as unnecessary. Obama at an anti-war rally in 2002 followed very much like Martins'. In his opening paragraph he states “I stand before you as someone who is not opposed to war in all circumstances.” MLK Jr. was just a simple black man with a lust for freedom and equality, Without this struggle Barack Obama would not remotely be in the position he is today. During the civil rights movement of the 1950’s, black americans all over the country were desperately fighting for their rights by having peaceful marches, protests, and sit-ins. These non-violent cries for justice were mostly lead by Martin Luther King himself, in the hopes of ascending in the path towards desegregation and equality for the African American community. There is no doubt that...