Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the fearless explorer who expanded the boundaries of civil rights in 1950s in America. When Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested in 1955 for not giving up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.A., Martin Luther King, Jr. – a pastor – began his crusade to end discrimination against African Americans. King relied on peaceful demonstrations and marches, the most famous of which was his 250,000-strong March on Washington in 1963, where he delivered one of the most famous speeches in history. A year later, the U.S. Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, which outlawed discrimination and racial segregation in schools and at the workplace.


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