Follow The Path Of Peace

Monday, January 20, 2020

What are you willing to do for what you believe in? 

Mr. King asked what will your life's blueprint be.

Do not just be excepted, go above and beyond to do the best at what you do. 

From a waitress, to a judge. 

It is your responsibility to make life better for everybody.

And to never allow anybody to pull you so low that you hate them. 

Do not be destructive. 

Do all that you do with good will.

President Truman stated that the civil rights march was 'silly', and that it would not accomplish anything. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. was aware of the threat he and his race faced as he continued his efforts
in civil rights for African Americans.

Mr. King was a peaceful man. 

He did not encourage violence or condone violence.

Mr. King led the boycott of the city buses in Montgomery started by Rosa Parks, which ended with success 381 days later. 

And on Dec. 20, 1956 the Supreme Court ruled that segregated buses were unconstitutional. 

It was his non-violent methods that made the march a success.

Martin Luther King, Jr was a target for white supremacists. 

Mr. King was stabbed many times, he was arrested over 20 times, his home was bombed. 

His enemies acted with violence, yet Martin Luther King, Jr. knew that if he wanted success in the Civil Rights movement it would not be effective by resulting in violence. 

He was an inspiration to others. not only African Americans, but Americans of all races. 

He had more faith in the Constitution and in American democracy than most of his critics. 

Martin Luther King, Jr was a true American. 

He believed in morally following just laws, and he also believed in it being morally right to disobey unjust laws. 

He stated that non cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as it to cooperate with good. 

The person must always do it lovingly, peacefully, and then be willing to except the punishment.

If you believe in something strongly to be good, you have to be willing to accept the penalty to save the nation. 

If you want good to prevail, choose methods that are peaceful.

Tonya R McBryar



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