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Men will rise from the dark depths of prejudice What is prejudice The Websters dictionary defines it as a biased opinion based on emotion rather than reason This is most certainly the case Through out history groups of people of the same race religion color etc have had unspeakable acts committed against them by others who think with their emotionss rather than reason Because one is a different color they think that that person is odd or inferior Or they see some one of a different religion as a person who is rejected by God These are both examples of prejudice Many people have seen the effects of prejudice and sought to put an end to it one such person was Dr Martian Luther King By the time Dr King became involved in civil rights he was already an ordained minister He had married and he and his wife had four children His civil rights activities began with the protest of an incident that occurred on a public bus Rosa parks had broken the law by not getting out of her seat to allow a white person to sit in her seat or row An organization was formed to boycott the buses and Dr Martian Luther king was asked to be president of it In his first and in my opinion most powerful speeches Dr Martian Luther King stated First and foremost we are American citizensWe are not here advocating violencethe only weapon that we haveis that of protestThe great glory of American democracy is the right to protest for right Dr King and the organization succeeded The Supreme Court ordered the city to have equal integrated seating This was only the first in many battles lead by Dr Martian Luther King Dr Martian Luther King had a dream A dream to unite all mankind as one A dream to see an end to prejudice A dream
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