Martin Luther King Jr. Contributions
When MLK Jr. was a little boy, it
saddened him that he could not befriend people who were not black.
He knew in his heart that just because people may look different on the
outside, the contents of their hearts and their character is what makes
a person valuable. Martin Luther King Jr. saw a social problem, developed
a dream, and eventually by taking action he changed the United States as
well as the world. He is still today among the most well known social
activists in the world.
Martin Luther King Jr. led the bus boycott
in 1955 that was sparked by Rosa Parks.
He helped form the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference in 1957 which was an organization that worked for
He was the leader of the entire civil
rights movement in the 1960s that called for working out conflicts with
kindness and love as opposed to hate and violence.
Martin Luther King Jr. fought for and
achieve mandatory equal voting rights in America for blacks and whites.
Martin Luther King Jr. led lunch counter
sit-ins where he and other blacks and whites demanded equal treatment in
restaurants for people of all races.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s nonviolent
peaceful demonstrations proved to the world that action without violence
can be effective and successful.
Because of Martin Luther King Jr., it
is no longer legal in the United States to segregate or discriminate based
on skin color.
The standard has been set for all nations
to treat everyone equally regardless of skin color because of the work
of Martin Luther King Jr.