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Martin Luther King Jr.: Improving The Life Of African American People

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Martin Luther King Jr.. lost his life trying to better the life of African American people. I think he was one the best african american leaders. Martin luther king was born January 15 , 1929. he was an excellent leader. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement in the mid 1950s He attended segregated public schools in Georgia. Martin Luther King graduated from high school at age 15. His father was a minister at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. At fifteen, Martin Luther King Jr. was enrolled at Morehouse College. He graduated from there in 1948, he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta…show more content…
President John F. Kennedy showed as little enthusiasm for the march as had Roosevelt, but this time the black leaders would not be dissuaded for anything even if they showed any care. After a while then freedom summer happened, In 1964, civil rights organizations including the Congress on Racial Equality and Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee organized a voter registration drive, known as the Mississippi Summer Project, or Freedom Summer, aimed at dramatically increasing voter registration in Mississippi. The Freedom Summer, comprised of black Mississippians and more than 1,000 out-of-state, predominately white volunteers, faced constant abuse and harassment from Mississippi's white population. The Ku Klux Klan, police and even state and local authorities carried out a systematic series of violent attacks; including arson, beatings, false arrest and the murder of at least three civil rights activists. Freedom Summer was a 1964 voter registration project in Mississippi, part of a larger effort by civil rights groups such as the Congress on Racial Equality Core and the Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee SNCC to expand black voting in the South. The Mississippi project was run by the local Council of Federated Organizations COFO, an association of civil rights groups in which sncc was the most active
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