Importance of Martin Luther King

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Importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King is a well-known, inspiring man, to all cultures of the world. He played an important role in the foundation of the Civil Rights Movement and his assassination had a huge impact on society. King was and still is one of the most influential heroes of our history. His views and beliefs helped African Americans through the 50's and 60's obtain the rights and liberties that were their birth right. Throughout all the obstacles he was faced with he was able to shed light on the situation and the treatment of African Americans. Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a middle class family on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was Martin Luther King Sr. and his mother was Alberta Williams King. King parents where big disciplinarian that believed that this would teach their kids to be respectful and grateful for everything in life. King attended a segregated public school in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen and received his B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College; a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. In June 1953 Martin married Coretta Scott and had four kids. In 1954 King became the pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. During this time Rosa Parks was arrested for failure to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus. In 1955, the incident regarding the bus lite a fire under the Civil Rights Movement. Kings experience, passion for the cause and position in the community gave him the credentials to become a leader of the 381 day boycott of the city buses. On December 20, 1956, the Supreme Court ruled segregated buses to be unconstitutional this was a major victory for the Civil Rights cause and also proved that Kings non-violent methods of protest could yield
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