Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Spring 2017

Document Type

Thesis

Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors

Department

History

First Advisor

Thomas Andrews

Second Advisor

Kwame Holmes

Third Advisor

Matthew Gerber

Abstract

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is well known as the clergyman who advocated for social change and justice by non-violent efforts throughout the Civil Rights Movement. His historic Nobel Peace Prize and famous speeches have long shaped his public persona. Little is known of his prominent role as an activist against the Vietnam War, and poverty across the United States. His fight for all persons of color and the slum conditions in the inner cities was often overlooked.

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