Martin Luther King Jr's Accomplishments

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The morning of January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was brought into the world; he would become one of the most influential people throughout history. Dr. King filled his life with dedication to the church and passion to help change the view of minorities in the eyes of the world. His entire life was devoted to the betterment of not only the lives of minorities, but also the right and freedoms of humanity. Through preaching, Dr. King was able to reach a wide audience and preach the importance of love, acceptance, and equality. Although Martin Luther King Jr. reached great success on his pursuit of teaching people how to earn equality, he also confronted many stumbling blocks along the way.
Born into a traditional religious family, King
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King had many triumphs during his fight for the betterment of the lives of all minorities. Unlike many other Civil Rights Advocates, King led nonviolent marches, boycotts, and made many inspirational speeches. In 1963, King achieved perhaps his most important accomplishment when he led the March on Washington. Him and groups of civil rights organization led over 200,000 people to the Lincoln Memorial overlooking the Washington Monument. The march was a nonviolent protest in which Dr. King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and called for an end to racism (Features, "Top 5 Martin Luther King Jr. Achievements"). Soon after this march was deemed successful the Civil Rights Act was passed. The law states, “An act to enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States, to provide injunctive relief against discrimination” ("Civil Rights Act (1964)"). Another great accomplishment was when Martin Luther King Jr. created the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, SCLC, following the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The SCLC was the first organization to organize nonviolent movements and protests for equality. The leaders in the SCLC were ministers in Atlanta, whose goals were to end segregation. Under King’s presidency the Southern Christian Leadership Conference led marches and boycotts to fight for equality. Arguably, his most prestigious achievement was when he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his “dynamic leadership, and his nonviolent tactics” (Features, "Top 5 Martin Luther King Jr. Achievements"). Earning the award at the age of 34, he was recognized as the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Through these accomplishments Dr. King taught people many valuable lessons, and was able to reach audiences all over the