Martin Luther King Jr. had a positive effect on the world. On January 15,1929, King was born into a world of segregation, the separation of racial groups. As an African American citizen, he fought for his right as an American and as a person to sit where he wanted to on the bus and drink out of whatever water fountain he chose. But what separated Martin Luther King Jr. from other protesters was that he fought without violence. He fought with his words and his writing. And his fight led to great accomplishments.
In 1955 he became the leader of the first negro nonviolent demonstration in contemporary times, known as the Montgomery bus boycott. He spoke out against apartheid in South Africa in 1960 and was awarded the nobel peace prize at 35 years old. He also participated in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Birmingham Campaign.
Martin Luther King Jr. led an amazing life of peace and change. He used his words not his fists and helped to win a war in the minds of black and white people alike. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world for the better. - Annie D.
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