How Did Martin Luther King Influence The Civil Rights Movement

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Salvador Carrillo

English 100

Mrs. Ferrante's

September 22, 2016


On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks a woman of color refused to obey bus driver order to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled she was later arrested for refusing to go to the back of the bus. This would later Spark the birth of two civil rights leaders. These two leaders would lead civil Rights Movement from the 50s to the 60s. First Leader's name was Martin Luther King jr; who through his religion spoke of peaceful protest and uniting all races alike. While the second leader was Malcolm X who believe that's the only way to achieve something was through violence and segregation from whites. This would also be influenced by his religion. Malcolm X was a member the Nation of Islam Following the teaching of Elishah Muhammad.
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was born January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. Martin King was the middle child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta William King. Martin grandfather (from his mother side) was a Minister for the Baptist church for years. This would influence martin's father to become a pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist church. Marin attended a segregated school in Georgia, later he would receive B.A form Morehouse college an institution known for the attendance of African American. As martin progressed through his study he became more aware of the injustice that a typical African American person. At Morehouse college he would find his spiral calling after taking a bible class. Soon after he would meet his wife and would have four of his own kid. During this time Martin Luther King jr. became a pastor at Dexter Avenue Church. He would go on to complete his P.H.D at the age of 25. Soon after, the Montgomery bus boycott