Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King, Jr was a well- known hero in the history of United States. King was one of the most important African American leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr.King believed Gandhi’s ideas of non violence to help African Americans obtain the rights and liberties that they deserve. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s achievements in leadership and beliefs lead him to become an historic hero.

Martin Luther King, Jr, accomplished many things in his lifetime. He especially believed in civil rights between White people and African Americans. King followed Gandhi’s non- violent methods in the Civil Rights. Before the Alabama bus boycott, whites and blacks had separate seats. There were seats reserved for the whites and seats reserved for the black in the back of the bus. After Rosa Park was arrested for refusing to give up her sit to white man in front of the bus, Martin Luther King started the bus boycott. King’s non -violent method led no segregation on a bus being illegal. His non-violent method spread throughout the country. All the African- Americans used his method of non-violence, during the Bloody Sunday
March from Selma to state capital of Montgomery. While they marched, there were a

mob and police violence against the African-Americans. Bloody Sunday was a major

turning point for the Civil Rights Movement; this event was an example of Martin

Luther King, Jr’s, leadership for African-Americans.

Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the views and beliefs of a nation and to led his

people throughout the Civil Rights Movement. He fought hard to make peace and

changed the minds of many racists. King’s “I Have Dream” speech calls for equality

of human rights and suggest that people should be truly judged on who they are

instead of how they look. King believed in equality among white and black people.

He helped desegregate schools,…...

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