How did Martin Luther King Jr. have an effect on the media and equality between races?
Martin Luther King Jr. was part of a massive cultural movement to get equal rights for black people with white people. He is known for the four very influential words ‘I have a dream’ these words were heard by thousands of people and has been a part of social history and media. The words he spoke reached out to a lot of the different generations and races and touched the lives of many. His supporters grew through the use of media and the words were recited and documented. His speech is probably the most memorable moment to the majority of people in the subject of equality between black and white people.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an interesting and unique motivational speaker. People listened to him because they felt like they would gain something and they felt like they could learn from him. People would constantly talk about him because he wasn’t just regurgitating the same words. He was showing simple points in what he said however his speech spread throughout the media and black people gained secondary respect because of the good light Martin Luther King Jr. was being put across, within the media.
The black rights activist best known for his advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience who inspired many and there are many films and documentaries you can watch to see the progression of Martin Luther King Jr. The Martin Luther King Story (1978): it was originally a three-part miniseries and it was first aired on February 12-14, 1978. 10 years after he was assassinated. Paul Winfield starred as Martin Luther King, while Cicely Tyson portrayed Coretta Scott King. The film covers the years 1954 through 1968, Martin Luther King from his first peaceful nonviolent protests against segregation in Montgomery all the way through to his assassination in Memphis. The development of this miniseries shows inspiration and also it represents the respect within the media.
Important things are documented throughout the media and this allows us to be able to relive the words spoken and the actions made and we can still learn from them today. Through the use of media we can learn about one of the biggest moments in civilized history, if it wasn’t for Martin Luther King Jr people may have never listened or even bothered to start paying attention to the problems and issues he was bringing to the surface about inequality. People learnt of him through the media or word of mouth and many wanted to write about him. They constantly wanted to seek him out and hear the wise words he spoke for themselves and therefore did so by talking to him and with him they could get his points and the things he wanted people to hear and understand and then they could then share his words with others through the usage of the media in many ways such as print, radio and TV and Film.