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History Lessons by Jonathan Gifford

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MARTIN LUTHER KING

(1929–1968)

Martin Luther King, a Baptist preacher, developed an emotionally charged style of address that led, in time, to his being proclaimed as one of America’s greatest orators. His themes were constant and fundamental: the obvious injustice of a system that created a form of second-class citizenship for citizens of a nation built on the premise that all men are created equal, and the call for non-violent protest as the morally acceptable means of confronting injustice.

It would be tempting to focus on King’s inspirational speeches as his best claim for greatness as a leader. But the speeches were what brought King to international acclaim once he had worked his way onto a national and international platform: his hardest ...

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