Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is known to be one of the world's greatest orators.His incredible speaking ability enabled him to effectively express the demands of African Americans for social justice. Inspired by the belief that love and peaceful protest could eliminate social injustice, Martin Luther King, Jr., became one of the outstanding black leaders in the United States.Many historic moments in the civil rights struggle have been used to identify him, for example he was the prime mover of the Montgomery bus boycott, keynote speaker at the March on Washington, youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, etc.But in retrospect, single events are less important than the fact that King, and his policy of nonviolent protest, was the dominant force in the civil rights movement during its decade of greatest achievement, from 1957 to 1968.
Dr. King fought passionately for what he believed in. He went through a struggle of racism and segregation all his life, up to the day he died in cold blood.Segregation started some time ago in 1896 with a court case called Plessy vs. Ferguson the quote "separate but equal" emerged at this time.Meaning when it was time for children to go to school there was two schools to choose from, if you were white you went to the one school and if you were black you went to the other.Although it was legal to segregate the schools by race you could not by law provide the "white school" with materials such as new textbooks, chalkboard, desks, supplies, etc. and not give the "black school" the same opportunity.This legal case drummed up equality in the schools.
It was not until 1954 that the doctrine of “separate but equal” was challenged.In attempt to gain equal education opportunities for their children, African-American community leaders took action against the segregation in America’s schools.A group of thirteen parents filed a class action suit against the Board…