How Did Martin Luther King Affect The Civil Rights Movement

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What affect did he have on the civil rights movement? As you read on it is my intention to inform you about how much impact he had on the civil rights movement. Martin Luther king was an African American man who was a minister of his local church and supported his fellow African people through hard times. 1955 was just another year where African Americans were not accepted in society as of yet; and segregation between the whites and blacks was at its peak (1). Issues relating to segregation were at the for-front of many minds, including some whites. On December 1st that year a 42 year old women named Rosa parks boarded at Montgomery city bus to get home from work. Soon all the seats were full. When a white man entered the bus, the driver (following the standard practise of the Jim Crow law) insisted that all four blacks sitting just behind the white section give up their seats so that the men could sit there. Mrs. Parks, who was an active member of the local NAACP (national association for the advancement of coloured people) and also a member of her local Baptist church (MLK’s church) quietly refused to give up her seat for one of the men. This caused a lot of commotion on the bus and because she was not abiding by the law. Due to her actions she was fined arrested and was convicted of violating the laws of…show more content…
This was to train people to participate in and create effective non-violent protests. This was also an impact on the civil rights movement because this group taught non-violence. (3)The SCLC had mainly three basic ‘wants’ and these were... 1. White Americans to not stand by and meekly watch while wrongs were being committed against the black community 2. Black Americans were encouraged to “seek justice and reject all injustice” (with
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