Shifting Paradigms Convicting America’s Heart Essay

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Shifting Paradigms: Convicting America's Heart Montgomery, Alabama; Albany Georgia; The March on Washington; St. Augustine, Florida; And Selma, Alabama, were hard fought battles in the war against racism. People were injured, maimed, and even killed in the battles on social and political battlefields. Nonviolent warriors raged against the machinations of segregation and racism in these and other cities. Some battles were won, some were lost, but Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., General in Chief of the armies of the Southern Christian Leadership Council, never lost sight of the basic tenants of Mahatma Gandhi's teachings: to truly win a war against any injustice, including the overt, legalized ...view middle of the document...

The second task, nearly as daunting as the first, was to educate the population of the United States, especially White moderates, by declaring the causes which impelled them to their actions. This work took shape in the thousands of speeches and press conferences Dr. King held but was best expressed in his most famous speeches like the "I have a Dream" speech, the "I See The Promised Land" speech, the "Nobel Prize Acceptance" speech and the "Letter From Birmingham Jail". Communicating these ideals sated the moral sensibilities of the public and raised the fight against segregation from a power struggle to a crusade against injustice. These ideals, once effectively communicated, changed the publics view of Dr. King and those aiding his opposition of segregation from criminals breaking the law of the land to a people with a moral obligation to oppose the unjust Jim Crow laws. The organization of the SCLC anti-segregation campaigns took on a familiar form after Albany, Georgia. As Dr....

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