Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King M The most important person to have made a significant change in the T rights of Blacks was Martin Luther King. He had great courage and passion r to defeat segregation and racism that existed in the United States, and it t was his influence to all the Blacks to defy white supremacy and his belief w in nonviolence that lead to the success of the Civil Rights movement. i Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia M where the city suffered most of the racial discrimination in the South, w and, in addition, the Ku Klux Klan had one of it's headquarters there. But a it was his father, Martin Luther King Sr. who played an important role in i shaping the personality of his son. M.L. Sr. helped to advocate the idea s that Blacks should vote. He was involved with the National Association for
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t the Advancement of Coloured People, an important Civil Rights group. These t efforts to improve the way of life for Blacks could be seen by his son. e In December 5, 1955 King began to be significant in the changing of I the Black man's way of life. The boycott of the Montgomery Bus was begun t when Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat on a bus to a white man on w December 1st. Two Patrolmen took her away to the police station where she D was booked. He and 50 other ministered held a meeting and agreed to start a w boycott on December 5th, the day of Rosa Parks's hearing. This boycott b would probably be successful since 70% of the riders were black. The bus w company did not take them seriously, because if there was bad weather, they c would have to take the bus. The Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) w was established to co-ordinate the boycott. They had a special agreement w with black cab companies, in which they were allowed to get a ride for a w
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much cheaper price than normal. Blacks had to walk to work, and so they did m not have time to do any shopping and therefore the sales decreased n dramatically. On January 30, while M.L was making a speech, his house was d bombed. Luckily his wife and baby had left the living room when the bomb b exploded, but a black mob formed and was angry about what had happened, and e Policemen were sent to the scene to control the situation, even though they P were outnumbered. King, however, because of his strong belief in
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