Marti Martin Luther King's Role In The Civil Rights Movement

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From 1954-1968 the Civil Rights movement was occurring and this was a time when black Americans were segregated from white Americans. It all started with the court case Brown v. Board of Education, which was fighting segregation in schools. The Civil Rights movement was the greatest challenge that the United States faced from 1945-2017. The goal of the Civil Rights movement was to end racial segregation everywhere in America. This movement mainly took place in the Southern United States and during this trying time, many leaders rose to power. People like Martin Luther King Jr, Malcom X, and Rosa Parks risked their lives fighting for their freedom. In the 1960s, the Jim Crow laws were established which in turn prevented white Americans and black Americans from being together anywhere in public places including restrooms, dining, water fountains, and schools. …show more content…

“In 1963, he held a march in Washington D.C. where he gave his I Have a Dream speech.” “Martin Luther King Jr was challenged by Malcom X and the Black Panthers.” Malcom X had different beliefs in how to deal with the racial segregation. Martin Luther King believed in equal rights for everyone and he wanted to deal with segregation peacefully whereas Malcom X liked violence. King was not very well liked by the white population, and many people did not like what he stood for. He put himself into many unsafe situations and on April 4, 1968, he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennesee. “King was involved in a bitter sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis when he made his last prophetic speech, April 3rd, 1968: We’ve got some difficult days ahead, but it doesn’t matter with me now because I’ve been on the mountain-top. The next day he was

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