Successful Minorities

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Successful Minorities

Marin Luther King, Jr. (January 15,1929-April 4, 1968) was an activist, and a prestigious leader in the African American civil rights
movement. King has been iconized as a human rights leader since his legacy has been primarily known for the progressing of civil
rights in the United States.As a Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery
Bus Boycott and discovered the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, where he served as its first president. He
delivered his most famous speech, "I Have a Dream" when he led the March on Washington on 1963. King raised awareness of civil
rights and received the Nobel Peace Prize for ending racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other issues of nonviolence.
He attended more on ending poverty and the Vietnam War. King was murdered on April 4, 1968, in Memphis Tennessee. After his
death, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.


Unit III: An Expanding People, (1820-1877)
Chapter 16: The Union Reconstructed
Chapter 16, (p. 481-508); Index Page, p. 492
I chose this particular chapter, from page 492 because the first section of the amendment declared permanent constitutional
protection of the civil rights of blacks by defining them as citizens. States were not permitted from denying "any person of
life, liberty, or property,without due process of law," and citizens were guaranteed the equal protection of the laws. Section 2
allowed black males the right to vote in political elections in the South,...