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Monday, November 28, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. ( Civil Right Fighter and a Leader of Humanity and Equality )

Martin Luther King is one of the hero and leader of the human being who fought for the equality taking the path of nonviolence and peace. He is remembered once in a year on his honor in the United State. He is one of the nonpresident who is honored with a public holiday. King led the Civil Rights Movement in the United State from the mmid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.
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King who was born in the Atlanta Georgia was  one of the Babtist minister and civil rights activist who played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the south and all other areas of the nation initiating to create the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and voting rights of 1965. He is one of the youngest men in the history who had received the Nobel Peace prize in the early age of 35. He is famous for the for his speech of “ I Have a Dream” in 1963.
He attempted to suicide when he faced his grandmother's death at the age of 12. He was  precocious student as well he was famous among his classmate.He drew the inspiration from both his Christian faith and the peaceful teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, he led the nonviolent movement.

King was appointed to serve as a spokesperson in  the Montgomery Bus Boycott which was a campaign held by the African-American population of Montgomery Alabama. There was a racial segregation among the people while riding the buses as the black people had to give their seats to the white. After nearly 381 days of participation the U.S supreme court ruled that racial segregation in transportation was unconstitutional.

In 1965, the congress passed the Voting Rights Act, which was equally important law as the black people had been prohibited to vote their leader. This law was also the result of the Martin Luther king Jr. During the period of 1965 to 1968 he shifted his focus toward economic justice on which he led several campaigns in national and international peace speaking strongly against the Vietnam War. His nonviolent leadership was ended abruptly and tragically on April 4th, 1968 as he was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel  in Memphis Tennessee.

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