How Did Martin Luther King Jr Influence The Civil Rights Movement

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Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most prominent civil rights activist in the 1960’s, leading the way to racial equality through his actions and words. He was greatly influenced by segregation at a young age and continued to be influenced by it as he attended college and started his life as a black man living in a highly segregated world. King brought his ideas to many people, especially by addressing his famous “I Have a Dream” speech to the nation. He brought the idea that one day African Americans could live in peace with the rest of the nation, starting a fire in the hearts of many to make a change. Martin Luther King Jr. did many great things through his lifetime that positively affected the world, such as became the founder SCLC, became the leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, and brought great racial acceptance to The United States Of America, …show more content…
On the night Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white man, E.D. Nixon, head of the local NAACP organization met with Martin Luther King Jr. and other local civil rights leaders to plan a citywide bus boycott (Bio.com). King was given the position of president to lead the boycott and give speeches on the topic of racial equality. His speech for the bus boycott with fresh and persuasive information gave new energy into the civil rights struggle in Alabama. After being defeated many times in lower courts and losing a lot of money doing so, the city of Montgomery lifted the law mandating segregated public transportation (The Seattle Times). Because of hard work, dedication, and a drive to bring equality to the segregated areas of Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. was starting to achieve some of the needed changes that would eventually spark a national movement to bring racial equality in all of

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