How Martin Luther King Changed The World

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Throughout history there has been individuals who greatly changed the world by simply following their intuition and standing up for what they believed to be right. In my opinion Martin Luther was one of these great people. Martin Luther left his schooling in German Law to become a Monk after fearing for his life while traveling in a thunderstorm. He cried out to St. Anne for protection and promised if the storm spared him his life he would become a Monk (Martin Luther, n.d., para 3). Martin Luther spent his montastic life studying scripture and Catholic doctrine and while studying found that the Roman Catholic church had strayed far from the teachings of the doctrine and was becoming corrupt. Instead of being a religion for the people it had become a religion that preyed on the poor and uneducated and rewarded the rich and…show more content…
The man single handedly created a movement that afforded equality for all citizens of the United States regardless of the color of their skin. Martin Luther King was at the forefront of the Montgomery Bus Boycott that lasted from December 1, 1955 to December 20, 1956 started because of what happened to Rosa Parks when she refused to move to the back of the bus. That moment started one of the greatest campaigns for equal rights in history. Because of this movement it became law that Blacks and Whites were allowed to sit wherever they chose to on the bus. This movement opened American's eyes the injustice that was happening based on the color of skin and started a bigger movement for equality. The way Martin Luther King used non-violent protest to achieve what he wanted also is a big contribution to society. Before him, people seemed to think that violence was the only way to get the change you wanted to see. Martin Luther King proved this wrong by his peaceful protests and moving speeches getting the changes he wanted to
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