Martin Luther King Jr's Speeches

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“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people”- Martin Luther King Jr.
A young man from Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a schoolteacher and a pastor, came to be known as a world hero; his name was Martin Luther King Jr. For Martin Luther King Jr. the civil rights movement began one summer in 1935, when he was six years old. During this time two of his friends did not show up to play with him. He decided that he would go and look for them. Once he got to one of his friends house the boy 's mother came to the door. In a rude tone she told Martin Luther King Jr that her son would not be coming out to play with him that day or any other day because they were white and he was black. This was the beginning of his desire to make a difference. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and other protests throughout the years. King 's efforts also led to the 1963 march on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. His letters and speeches greatly impacted this era of civil movements and racism.
As an Activist Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his letters and speeches nearly 55 years ago.This was during the civil rights movements witch was the struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for blacks to gain equal rights under the law in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr was very influential during this time as he was a pastor, activist, and a protest leader. His
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