What would the American Civil Rights Movement been without the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? On September 20, 1958, we almost found out. 1,439 more words
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“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
– by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A man goes into a church and shoots nine people while they are studying the word of God. Young black men are being murdered for playing their music too loud or walking home from the store with a pack of Skittles and a bottle of iced tea. 729 more words
In light of Wednesday’s tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, where a lone gunman took the lives of a pastor and eight other prayer meeting attendees at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, debate has risen over the motivation behind the killings (authorities have officially declared it a hate crime as of Thursday morning), as well as the difference in treatment of the Charleston shooter as compared to recent incidents involving unarmed black citizens killed by police. 88 more words