How Did Martin Luther King Jr. Change Civil Rights In The United States?

Martin Luther King Jr? Who was he? MLK Jr. was a social activist who led the civil rights movement in the US from the mid 1950's until his assassination in 1968. He was the leader of the civil rights movement and one of the most important people in the history of discrimination and civil rights in the US.

MLK Jr. lived off his vision that was a society in which race was not an issue in how people were treated or in how people were allowed to live their lives. While nothing is complete when your dealing with civil rights MLK Jr. definitely helped how the world and the US look at discrimination and racism today.

MLK Jr. has changed civil rights in the US by allowing African Americans to have equal rights just like everybody else. He also allowed african americans to vote and be considered a citizen of the United States of America.

MLK Jr. used a different way of protest called non violent pro test and thats where you only use your words and you don't use violence. Using non violent pro test helped him set the tone to the movement and eventually won over much legislative was passed against racial discrimination. 

Some of MLK Jr. major achievements were:

Being an advocate for nonviolent protests in the Memphis sanitation worker strike.

Providing leadership in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1995

His famous "I Have A Dream" speech

Doing this project I have learned a lot about how MLK Jr. has changed civil rights in the US. And I think that MLK Jr. was an amazing person and how much he accomplished in his lifetime. I just wish he was still alive so we could have an even better society in the US and the world. And it hasn't really changed my thinking but it has opened it up a lot more for how much a person can impact/ change so much.

Clayton Simplot

Mrs. Wiseman

English 8 P.3

29 April 2016

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