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Homework Help: Margaret

Posted by english on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:04pm.

____1__ young people may be able to list the many accomplishments of the Reverend Dr. Marting Luther, King jr. They may know that he was a civil rights leader who aspired to achieve racial harmony and was an __2__ of peaceful but direct action. They may know that he fought the discrimination against blacks that was so ___3___ in out country in the 1950s and 1960s. They may also know that he received a great deal of acclain for his work. For example, in 1964 he won the Nobel Peace Prize. They may even ____4___ that he is the most important social reformer in the history of our nation.
But can the young really know the ___5___, the powerful personal magnestism of this man? He was a perfect blend of quiet, considerate thinker and bold, outspoken ___6___. When Dr. King spoke, people listened. He had such a forceful yet ___7___ way of speaking that those who heard him felt his message deep within. For most, this meant a stronger belief in and respect for the man and his ideals. ____8___, for bigots, it meant hatred and fear of what he stood for.
Dr. Kings ___9___ for equal rights for all was clear when he said, "I have a dream that this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.'" He gave his time, his leadership, and, in the end, his life. His murder was a ___10___ event in the lives of many Americans, who never fully recovered from that awlful day. But because of Martin Luther King, Americans live with greater dignity. And many have taken up his fight for the betterment of all.

1. Contemporary
2. Prevalent
3. Contend
4. Proponent
5. Charisma
6. Extrovert
7. Poignant
8. conversely
9. Quest
10. Traumatic

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