The great Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King was an American Pastor and activist who is best known for his remarkable contribution to the civil rights movement throughout the 1960s. One of his first actions were made in 1955, where he had led the Montgomery Bus Boycott and later became the president of the SCLC ( Southern Christian Leadership Conference) in 1957. Martin Luther King Jr. then went on to lead major protests across the United States demanding justice, equality and desegregation. However MLK believed in passive resistance and did not condone violence to take place in protests that he had organised. MLK’s non violent protest tactics had a major impact on the civil rights movement in the 1960s as they had attracted national attention. Also the 1963 March on Washington demanding for jobs and freedom had over 200,000 demonstrators was a success, attracting the attention of not only African Americans but White people also. Martin Luther King’s inspiring ‘I Have Dream’ speech at this event touched the hearts of so many people and had an impact on the United States’ view on segregation.

‘I Have Dream’ Speech:

MLK went on to lead other protests all over the U.S and was focusing on poverty and the Vietnam War in his final years.

Unfortunately in 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee, breaking the hearts of many civilians. However still till this day Martin Luther King Jr. will always be an inspiration to many people across the world and a legend who fought for the freedom of  all African Americans by making daily sacrifices demanding for equality. As a result of the contribution played by inspirational activists like Martin Luther King himself, today in the twenty-first century his dream of racial equality has become reality.

MLK went on to lead other protests all over the U.S and was focusing on poverty and the Vietnam War in his final years.

 

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