Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The American Civil Rights Movement

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“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) Many former leaders strived for peace and equality for humankind. They all knew how important it is to remember that many faces live in one community. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of these leaders. He was an inspiring person, because he yearned for peaceful change, fought for equality, and showed the example of being patient and brave. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s effective and non-violent rebellions, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lead many pivotal, peaceful and, effective boycotts from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the March on Washington where he gave his breathtaking…show more content…
The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately ordered Montgomery to integrate its bus system, and one of the leaders of the boycott, a young pastor named Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-68), emerged as a prominent national leader of the American civil rights movement in the wake of the action.” (history.com) During the Montgomery Bus Boycott, many more Americans began to realize the serious nature of the segregation problem that was going on in the southern United States. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech elucidated the issues concerning the conflict between what was written in the Constitution of the United States of America versus the ongoing segregation practices happening daily in the South. “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But one hundred years later, the Negro is still not entirely free. Sadly, the life of the Negro is still crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the
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