Jr. on August 28th, 1963 in civil rights movement speech (King).
Although King expressed his feelings on that summer day in 1963, his
ideas directly reflect his life previous to the speech and have a huge
impact on many people even today. Throughout his life, King devoted so
much time to the civil rights movement due to his many limits by
segregation laws as he was growing up, in addition to the many
influences of both people and his religion throughout his life. As a
result of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dedication, the blacks were given
equality throughout the United States, and people were more encouraged
to pursue their goals due to his great success.
After King's birth on January 15th, 1929, King grew up in Atlanta,
Georgia, where the white people were extremely racists toward their
African American neighbors. During his childhood, King was faced with
many hardships due to the segregation laws in his area. Anywhere King
went, the young boy was faced with "white only" signs and places,
which were off-limits to blacks, he included. The colored people were
forced to use different waiting rooms, bathrooms, water fountains,
movie theaters, busses, and trains (Lucid Interactive). Growing up,
King never knew of a different life, one without segregation, so he
wan not bothered too much. Then, one day a horrible event occurred
that altered young King's view on the white people for many years.
While King was only five years old, he was informed by a very close
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