The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Thousands of Americans gathered and marched peacefully in August 28, 1963 to Washington which was the greatest assemblage for human rights in the history of the United States. They marched for justice, equality and peace. According to the article, “The 1963 March on Washington” Yussuf Simmonds describes, “…An unprecedented gathering of blacks and Whites exposing society 's ills and demanding that the government enforce the laws equally to protect all its citizens regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity or any other superficial differences that had been place by human beings on other human beings” (1). Dr. King delivered his historic speech “I Have a Dream” which is one of the most influential speeches against racial segregation
Civil rights movement had been started before the Montgomery Bus Boycott, however, it picked after Rosa Parks arrest and became a significant event in the history of America. The boycott was developed mainly by Dr. Martin Luther King and led to success after several months. Hence, the movement strengthened and gained respect and attention. African-American continued struggling in compliance with Dr. King`s non-violent demonstrations and protests. They continued demanding their rights with the weapon of peace and love. Dr. King was not only leader of the movement, but also he was its voice and he formed and identified the movement ideally. After Dr. King`s death, the country lost a great leader who had struggled throughout his life to make the world better place. The loss of Dr. King was not only sorrowful for the African-Americans, but it was for all human races. He was the voice of justice, equality and brotherhood among people. The legacy of the civil rights movement was the major changes in the U.S. law and justice system. Eventually, the black people achieved their citizenship rights as equal as the white people. As a consequence, Barack Obama became the first African-American president in the history of the United States. After all, we do not have to forget that every person has the power to change the world. If we want to change something in the world, we have to be the cause of the

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