Martin Luther King Jr.

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In the 1960s, the idea of equal rights for African Americans citizens began to take hold in the United States At the head of this major movement were two major leaders: Martin Luther King Jr. Despite the fact that they had the common goal of racial equality, they had opposing views on how to obtain it. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that Civil Rights should be obtained peacefully, through methods such as boycotts, sit-ins, and marches. While Malcom X believed that such a thing should be obtained at all costs, with violence or otherwise. While many blacks found themselves divided between the two. I believe that Martin Luther King Jr. 's made the most sense.
While in his prime, Martin Luther King Jr. had used a wide range of methods to promote his methods of peace and racial equality. One of his first tasks was leading the Montgomery bus boycott. As a result of his hard work and perseverance, the Montgomery buses were desegregated in less than a year. Two years later, King formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. While he was in Birmingham, he wrote "Letter From a Birmingham Jail" about why the civil rights movement could not afford to be stalled. King was known for his wonderful public speaking and motivational skills, for example, he gave the "Our God is Marching On" Speech after marching from Selma to Montgomery
"We are on the move now. The burning of our churches will not deter us. We are on the move now. The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us.…

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