Who Is Martin Luther King Jr.'s Contribution To The Civil Rights Movement?

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Martin Luther King Jr. is a major reason why we have integration today. After school he became a great pastor. His preaching ability is part of the reason his “I have a dream” was such an inspirational speech. Martin Luther King Jr. is a very important person in the civil rights movement because of his life goal to desegregate everything that had been racially segregated, being a moving and historical preacher, and his “I have a dream speech”. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia. Martin 's dad, Martin Luther King Sr. was a pastor in Georgia. Alberta Williams King, Martin’s mother was a former schoolteacher. He lived in a safe neighborhood but when his grandmother, a very close relative of his, died, Martin attempted suicide. He survived and stayed in his great Christian school. Marin Luther King Jr. enjoyed reading books, singing, riding bikes, and playing football and…show more content…
Claudette Colvin was the first to refuse to give up her seat when she was 15, but it turns out she was pregnant so she had a legit reason for not giving up her seat. Rosa Parks was the one that created lots of controversy. Coming home from a long day at work she took a seat in a white section. When a white man asked her to get up, she would not. Therefore, Rosa was arrested. Responding to this event, Martin said, "We have no alternative but to protest. For many years we have shown an amazing patience. We have sometimes given our white brothers the feeling that we liked the way we were being treated. But we come here tonight to be saved from that patience that makes us patient with anything less than freedom and justice (Martin Luther King Jr. Biography).” This historic event is known today as the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Boycott led to a new law called Brown v. Board of Education, which allowed integration in public
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