The Boss Moves of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Take notes on the brave career moves of the most important Civil Rights leader in black history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Take notes on the brave career moves of the most important Civil Rights leader in black history.

Born 84 years ago into the harsh, segregated realities of the South, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quickly became known as the face of the Civil Rights Movement. His lifetime of service where he fought tirelessly to bring justice to America through non-violent protests, boycotts and marches is forever engrained in the history books of our country.

Below are some of Dr. King’s greatest career moments that highlight why his legacy lives on today.

Dexter Avenue Baptist Church: In 1954 at the young age of 25, Dr. King became the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Montgomery Bus Boycott: Beginning on December 1, 1955, the same day Rosa Parks was arrested, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Montgomery Bus Boycott. During the duration of the boycott, which lasted a little over a year, Dr. King was arrested, his home was bombed and he was subjected to personal abuse and threats, but his determination for justice led him to continue fighting and on December 20, 1956 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregation on public buses unconstitutional.

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Southern Christian Leadership Conference: Dr. King served as the first president of SCLC in 1957 and under his direction the organization peacefully helped coordinate mass protest campaigns, voter registration drives and fought for economic equality amongst Blacks.

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