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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The American Civil Rights Movement

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Alexander Vazquez
The American Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King Jr. was an American civil rights leader in the 1950s and 1960s. A civil rights leader tries to make sure that everyone is treated fairly and equally under the laws of the country. Without Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we wouldn’t have civil rights right now. His speeches still inspire people to this day.
Before the civil rights movement white people suggested black people and white people couldn’t even drink out of the same water fountain. They didn’t let black people go in stores and they put up signs on front of the store. I saw in a civil rights video that, the signs said, “no Negro or ape allowed in building.”
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