Martin Luther King Jr.
On September 22, 1862 president lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation freeing slaves they had just fought a physical war now would start the real challenge the mental wars this would be their real challenge. The civil rights movement was a time in history in which African Americans had to fight for their basic god given rights after being freed from being slaves nearly a hundred years before. The leader of the movement was Martin luther king jr he was a selfless man fully devoted to the cause of peacefully fighting for equal rights. He was influenced greatly by his fellow leaders Martin had a tragic ending while fighting the battle to the very end.
Mlk In his acceptance speech, King said, "I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when twenty-two million Negroes of the United States of America are engaged in a creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice. I accept this award in behalf of a civil rights movement which is moving with determination and a majestic scorn for risk and danger to establish a reign of freedom and a rule of justice. (loc 1). This proves that Luther was devoted fully to the cause, because when he won one of the most prestigious awards ever to be graced upon a man he referred only to his work rather than he be speaking of himself of the work he has done he spoke of what was going on and how he wasn't the only one fighting it that they were all in it together.
Officials believe that king was before his time including his esteemed colleague as one of the great prophets and moral leaders of the world." Randolph added, "Your life and leadership not only reflect great credit and honor upon yourself and the Negro race but [are] also an inspiration of Negro youth of this and future generations." He hailed King for his "brilliant and matchless leadership" and bid him "forward in the battle for racial and social justice for black and white Americans (loc 2). So King even...