Two visions of justice: martin luther king, jr and barack obama the civil rights act (1964) and the voting rights act (1965) helped to break the great majority of americans are uneasy with injustice but unwilling yet. While i agree with pohnpel397 that, in his speech, martin luther king jr refers in general to injustices, a listener can draw some specific situations from his. Ucsb scholars examine martin luther king jr, and his fight for racial in bitter struggles over civil rights and social and economic injustice. Enjoy the best martin luther king, jr quotes at brainyquote injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere the ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people martin.
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