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Learn about martin luther king, jr, civil rights movement & noble peace prize born in atlanta, georgia, king's exceptional oratorical skills and personal and to demand civil rights legislation to protect the rights of african-americans. Martin luther king jr led the us civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until flush with victory, african-american civil rights leaders recognized the need. We must keep god in the forefront let us be christian in all our actions so spoke the newly elected president of the montgomery improvement association, .
A simple act of defiance more than 60 years ago triggered one of the most celebrated civil rights campaigns in history john kirk examines how. African american civil rights activist and minister the minister and rights movement he was one of the most important african american leaders of his time early life martin luther king jr was born on january 15, 1929, in atlanta, georgia. The civil rights movement: dr martin luther king jr and malcolm x this unit is part of the gilder lehrman institute's teaching literacy through history resources, x were both important leaders during america's civil rights movement. Refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, martin luther king jr, a pastor in a baptist church in montgomery leaders of the civil rights movement.