In 1950s, Martin Luther King began fight for the civil rights of black people.
In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, a woman refuse to give her seat on a bus to a white man. Then the black people refuses to use the buses, and the bus company lost lot of money. And also the black people started go to the white only restaurants.
In 1963, 20,000 black people met in Washington and heard Martin Luther King to speak out about give an equal rights. MLK’s famous word, “I have a dream”.
Finally, in 1964, a law passed which gave a black people their rights and Martin Luther King was give then Nobel Peace Prize. But in 1968, he was murdered in Memphis.
During the 1970s and 1980s, many black people now have good jobs in business and government.