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An Analysis of the Prejudice Shown in "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee and How It is Affected by Martin Luther King Jr. and the Ku Klux Klan
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Martin Luther King Jr and the Ku Klux Klan have been major parts of prejudice in the 1900s Martin Luther King Jr had one of the most powerful speeches ever He helped many people in the United States in the movement against prejudice The Ku Klux Klan has however has contributed to prejudice in the United States Although the Ku Klux Klan has diminished even disbanded at a time it exists now and is spreading strong hate People come out to protest against the Ku Klux Klan when the have a rally and it becomes a scene of yelling Prejudice has always existed some of the biggest moments with and against prejudice have been in the 1900sI still have a dream It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their characterThese famous words were those of Martin Luther King Jr More than 200000 people filled the grassy area around the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 The words I have a dream have become the largest symbol of Martin Luther King Jr and his non-violent efforts to secure justice for all African-Americans Kings speech and leadership inspired the Southern Christian Leadership Conference SCLC to use non-violent methodsThe goal of the SCLC was to try to win equality for African-Americans SCLC members pledge to avoid violence in reaching its goal of equality for African-Americans All of the SCLCs victories were won through non-violent methods If King would not have inspired the methods of the SCLC then there may have been a great delay or even a disappearance of the strides for equality It may have even kept many people believing in equal rights like Atticus in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee when he stands up for the African-American Tom Robinson is accused
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