Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential leader of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, an advocate of nonviolence and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was known as a powerful speaker and is memorialized around the world for his leadership and teachings.Continue Reading
King was a leader for African-American justice in the late 1950s and '60s. He led nonviolent protests such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, King served as a social leader for the African-American community. He was one of the strongest driving forces towards the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
King was a commanding speaker and writer, famous for his "I Have a Dream" speech, his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" manifesto and his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech of 1964.Learn more about US History
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister in Alabama and Georgia who went on to become one of the leaders of the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. King, then serving as the minister at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, rose to national prominence in 1955 as the spokesman of the Montgomery bus boycott that began after the arrest of Rosa Parks. King's role in the boycott allowed him to meet President Eisenhower.Full Answer >
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was famous for leading the Civil Rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s in the United States. He advocated for African-Americans, women and veterans through non-violent means, including marches, sit-ins, public speeches and boycotts. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968.Full Answer >
Martin Luther King Jr. was a good leader because of his knowledge of the cause he fought for, his communication skills and his example in living out the principles he articulated. Other leadership traits included his willingness to sacrifice and his faith in the people who worked alongside himFull Answer >
As a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, Martin Luther King, Jr., helped to win the fight for equal rights for all races. King served as the leader of the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott that culminated in the 1956 Browder v. Gayle U.S. District Court case ruling, which declared racial segregation on buses unconstitutional.Full Answer >