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This is my English 3 project on my modern day MLK person. This compares the two on how much they are alike and how much they are different.
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The Complete Text Transcripts of Over 100 Barack Obama Speeches

The Complete Text Transcripts of Over 100 Barack Obama Speeches | Obama and MLK | Scoop.it
Over 100 speeches by Barack Obama. Constantly updated. Complete and full text of each speech.
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This is a written speech that Obama gave on his first presidential inauguration. It is interesting to see the difference between this speech and the last speech. He was just as happy to be elected. 

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Martin Luther King, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.[1]

A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia in 1962, and organized nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama that attracted national attention following television news coverage of the brutal police response. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history. He also established his reputation as a radical, and became an object of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's COINTELPRO for the rest of his life. FBI agents investigated him for possible communist ties, recorded his extramarital liaisons and reported on them to government officials, and on one occasion, mailed King a threatening anonymous letter that he interpreted as an attempt to make him commit suicide.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. In 1965, he and the SCLC helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches and the following year, he took the movement north to Chicago. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled "Beyond Vietnam". King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., called the Poor People's Campaign. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing King, had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting, and the jury of a 1999 civil trial found Loyd Jowers to be complicit in a conspiracy against King.

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Obama's Progressive Inaugural Themes Get Surprising Support

Obama's Progressive Inaugural Themes Get Surprising Support | Obama and MLK | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's inaugural address may have irritated conservatives as much as it thrilled liberals, but opinion polling shows that most Americans agree with both the rhetoric and the substance of the most potentially...
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Obama winning his second term and he gave his inauguration speech. He was very passionate and excited to be out president for four more years.

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Obama vs. MLK

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Brother Mathis has done it again.  Not content with provoking me to discourse on the nanny state last week, on Monday Joel produced a column about Martin Luther King Jr. and Obama.  Our mutual pal ...
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This is a current article about the differences of the two. This talks about how they think they are both liberal leaders. I like both of these leaders and know they both faught for equality. I really like how Obama talks when he gives his speeches.

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Barack Obama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Barack Hussein Obama II (Listeni/bəˈrɑːk hˈsn ˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.

In 2004, Obama received national attention during his campaign to represent Illinois in the United States Senate with his victory in the March Democratic Party primary, his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July, and his election to the Senate in November. He began his presidential campaign in 2007, and in 2008, after a close primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and was sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2013.[4]

Early in his first term in office, Obama signed into law economic stimulus legislation in response to the 2007–2009 recession in the United States in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Other major domestic initiatives in his presidency include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010; the Budget Control Act of 2011; and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. In May 2012, he became the first sitting U.S. president to publicly support the rights of same-sex couples to legally marry, and in 2013, his administration filed a brief, which urged the Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex couples in two high-profile cases.

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Full Text: King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech

Full Text: King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech | Obama and MLK | Scoop.it
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
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This was one of Martin Luther King Junior's speeches. He was a good speaker and Obama is too. They believe everyone is created equal and we could make a difference. 

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President Obama's election night speech

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Wacth President Obama's victory speech.
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This is Obama's election night speech. It is him giving his victory speech for his second term. A lof of people had doubts that he would be re-elected, but not I. I knew he would!

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