How Did Martin Luther King Jr Affect The Civil Rights Movement

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Martin Luther King JR. Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader of the American Civil Rights movement. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, this movement helped African Americans gain the same rights as whites. During Martin’s lifetime, African Americans and whites were segregated. Laws also separated all blacks and whites in public places like theaters and restaurants .The laws also made it hard for blacks to vote and to get a good education. It also limited job opportunities for blacks. Martin spent his life working for freedom and equality for all people. Martin hoped that one day all Americans would have equal rights.
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