Why We Cant Wait, Martin Luther King Jr. This Is Basically About The Book, Although I Have Thrown In A Few Desciptions Of The Times In Which He Lived, To Better Understand The Era.

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A. IntroductionIn discovering a lot about myself while reading this book, I opted to not do this as a usual book report. I couldn't bring myself to simply regergitate the issues in this book. So, rather than do that I chose to disect the book and then talk in depth about the time and the surroundings of when this book was written, and the stereotypes that still infect our lives.B. Why We Can't WaitWhile reading Dr. King's novel, I was able to get an uncensored idea of what African Americans went through in their struggle for civil rights. I cannot comprehend the extent to which they suffered while protesting, and it would be ignorant of me to think that I could. This book was essentially about the struggles of the African-Americans in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. To be black, and in Alabama at that time was, "suicide" (MLK 134). But they protested. They protested for everything that white America had and took for granted. They asked not for any special handouts, only the same rights and privileges that whites had. I can only hope this shameful part of our history is never repeated. I felt a sense of disgust and shame while reading about the events of the civil rights struggle in Alabama. How could people think that this kind of oppression was tolerable and that the African-Americans did not have a right and freedom to protest? I do not believe anyone, who has not been the victim of the extreme oppression that the blacks were victims of for hundreds of years, could understand why the civil rights movement was necessary at that time. Dr. King realized that you cannot wait for people to change their attitudes or beliefs, you can only help them see the error of their ways. It is easy for someone who is not being oppressed to tell you to wait.Dr. King had the courage to state his beliefs and dreams publicly, and people followed him in the struggle because of that courage. Our country has come a long way since the events in Alabama in 1963. Each day we come closer to being the country that Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned, and my hope is that we get there soon. I look forward to the day that we can say as a country that oppression and racism were the biggest mistakes of our country and they are a thing of the past that shall never be relived by anyone. But we can never forget what happened, and what took place in this country not so many years ago.In this paper I will discuss the history, the family life processes, and the diet of African-Americans in that time period.C. Culture/Ethnicity Aspects Analysis1. HistoryMartin Luther King Jr., was in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia the eldest son of Martin Luther King Sr., a Baptist minister, and Alberta Williams King. He attended local segregated schools where he did so well at that he moved onto college at the age of 13. He graduated Morehouse College at the at of 15 with a bachelors degree in sociology. He went on to Crozer Theological Seminary, where he graduated with honors and finished his formal schooling...

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