Martin Luther King Jr. By: Dominick Bogardus

Martin Luther King Jr. was a key figure in the civil rights movement. He started out by giving small speeches and going to marches. But, quickly got heavily involved and soon gained a following. Even after being arrested Martin continued his work for civil rights. His speech at the nation’s capital helped to inspire thousands of the cause. He also was involved in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Great March of Washington. Martin Luther King Jr. was truly an icon for civil rights movement. An we have to wonder what would have happened without him.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Achieved successful non-violent protest

Youngest person to win Nobel peace prize

Time magazine’s man of the year 1963

Speech led the civil rights movement

Key member of the Great March on Washington

SCLC first president

Involved in the Montgomery Bus Boycott

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