The Philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

African-American Studies / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
Formation of his political methodology; non-violent strategies and social action. Influence of Christianity and Gandhi. Impact of his ideas and teachings.

This research will examine the thought, life, and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. The research will set forth the conditions under which Dr. King’s intellectual life was shaped and then discuss ways in which he made use of these ideas and teachings to form his views of the role of religion in fostering social justice.

Martin Luther King, Jr., had his roots deeply within what might be described as the black version of the American dream, in the sense that he was born into more comfortable economic circumstances than most other blacks in America in the 1930s. At the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1929, King, Sr. was pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and also a member of …


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