Civil Rights Movement Project By: Luceli Avil Ayala

Martin Luther King Jr.

  • American baptist minister
  • A leader in the civil rights movement
  • Was assassinated in 1968
  • Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1964
  • Remembered every year on MLK day since 1986
  • Ammitted to Morehouse College
  • Authored several books and articles
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

How did Martin Luther King Jr contribute to the civil rights movement?

Martin Luther King was a very important person in the civil rights movement, and he has impacted history and is still recognized for his actions today. He helped is the civil rights movement in many ways. One way was his vision of fighting for racial equality in a non-violent way. Martin Luther King was greatly responsible for passing the civil rights act and the voting rights act for African Americans. Everything that Martin Luther King did made an unbelievably powerful impact on the world, and all of history.

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