D, a pregnant fifteen year old, Claudette Colvin, was arrested because she refused to give up her seat to a white man. Later that day, 42 year old Rosa Parks boarded a bus and refused to give up her seat to a white man. She was arrested and found guilty for breaking the law. The Civil Rights leaders met that evening to talk about a boycott against segregation on the bus. All members agreed that King should lead the boycott because he was young, had family connections and he was newest to the society so he had the fewest enemies.
| Martin Luther King, Jr.’s many impeccable qualities make him one of the most inspirational and admired heroes of all time. His actions motivate and his words are legendary, carrying a great impact up to this day. “In the years since his assassination on April 4, 1968…Martin Luther King, Jr., has evolved from a prominent civil rights leader into the symbol for the civil rights movement in the United States. He is studied by school children of all backgrounds; his words are quoted by the powerless and the powerful, by anyone who has a dream to make her or his life better, to better the nation, or the world” (DISCovering Multicultural America. Online ed.).
CIVIL RIGHTS HEROS MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great civil rights leader whose contributions and sacrifice affected our society. Some of Mr King's famous work impacted our lives such as his Leadership. During his leadership Montgomery buses were desegregated on December 21, 1956. He became president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in January of 1957. Martin Luther King, Jr and other protesters marched from Salem to Montgomery as they voiced their right to vote on March 17th - 25th of 1965.
However, his mission was cut short by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. In the beginning of 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was attending the Poor People’s campaign in Washington D.C. before he went on to Memphis to support strikers there. On April 4th that day after King’s final speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, King was shot in the throat by a sniper named James Earl Ray, a white man (“King, Martin Luther, Jr.”). After news of King’s death spread, riots in over sixty cities broke out. One of the gifts of King’s dream was that it did not die when he had died; it became the Nation’s dream to live out and succeed
Jade Johnson Professor Miller English 1304 15 April 2014 MLK Martin Luther King Jr. goes down in history as one of the principal leaders of the civil rights movement in the United States and a noticeable advocate of nonviolent protest. King's challenges to segregation and racial discrimination helped convince many white Americans to support the cause of civil rights in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, GA on January 15, 1929. He went to Booker T. Washington High School. He was so smart that he skipped two grades in high school and started his college education at Morehouse College at the young age of fifteen.
Malcom X v. Martin Luther King Jr Have you ever wondered who were the men who fought against discrementaion and segregation during the 60s? Those men were Martin Lutther King Jr and Malcom X. Both Martin Luther King and Malcom X were the speakers of the Civil Rights protesting during the 60s. Even though MLK and Malcom x died a while back, they are still very famous and heard frequently throughout magazine articles and history text books. Their legacy of living in a world free of segregation is still alive.
He was assassinated, or murdered, in Tennessee in1968. He is buried at the King Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin Luther King is remembered for his famous speeches, for his strong principles, and for his tireless work for equality and peace. He is honored in the United States every year in January. A national holiday, called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, is celebrated on the third Monday in January.
Martin Luther King Jr. Widely considered the most influential leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He fought to overturn Jim Craw segregation laws and eliminate social and economic differences between blacks and whites. Born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. Middle child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King.
Martin had an enormous effect in social America. He led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama that was noticed world wide. In 1963, Dr. King directed a peaceful march in Washington D.C. when he delivered the speech, “I have a dream…” He was also named Man of the Year by Time Magazine in 1963. Martin led a social reform movement for civil rights that unified the middle class African-Americans. At age thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.