Civil Rights Leaders: Martin Luther King Jr.

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“Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American Civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968”(“Martin Luther King Jr.”). For many years people have celebrated a day known as “Martin Luther King Day” in honor of a man who stood up for his beliefs and stood up for his race (“Martin Luther King Jr.”). Many observe the third Monday of January as a regular day, while others observe it as a day to remember a man who changed America. But how did Martin Luther King contribute to the civil rights movement and what was the result of his actions? Of the prominent civil rights leaders of his time, Martin Luther King (MLK) was the most influential. Back …show more content…
On account of this, “Susan…voted in the 1872 Presidential election [and later ]She was arrested and put on trial…” (United States). According to Susan, “Failure is Impossible!”(“Susan Brownell Anthony”). Susan worked for over fifty years to win the right to vote for women in the United States, but why? (“Susan Brownell Anthony”). Susan had attended a few speeches growing up but was never allowed to speak herself. One day when Susan attended a temperance rally in Albany, she tried to give a speech, but was not allowed (“Susan Brownell Anthony”). Susan was very passionate about how women should be treated no less then men. After attending this rally,Susan decided that she was going to stand up for the women of America and insisted that women had to have the right to vote. Susan, according to Western New York Suffragists, became principal of the American Anti-Slavery Society in which she would prepare speeches for large crowds about women suffrage and their rights (“Susan Brownell Anthony”). “Anthony’s commitment to women’s education was reinforced at the end of the 19th century…by 1900…women were admitted [to vote], thanks in large part to her efforts” (“Susan Brownell Anthony”). A man well-known for being a leader in
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