1954 The Civil Rights Movement

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Did you know that in 1954 the civil rights movement started. The civil rights movement was supposed to end racism and it did. The reason Martin Luther King Jr wanted to stop racism was so that his children and his children 's children will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the size of their heart. His plan was for blacks to get arrested, but not fight back, to go in peace and come back in harmony. Between 1957 and 1968 he had walked over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times. It helped stop racism in other places.

In 1954 he became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Since 1877, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church has been a symbol of respect. Their has been a
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