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I think a heroe is an ordinary person who has done something to change the way people think about the world or is not afraid to be punisched for their beliefs It is someone who has ideas that could make life better for another human in any way and has the courage to act on these ideas Heroe should care about others and shouldnt discriminate against anybody because of differences in beliefs race or religion Martin Luther King Jr helped black and other races over come segregation in a peaceful way King is responsible for most of the credit of the civil-rights act In 1955 he headed the Montgomery Bus Boycott in which African Americans stopped using buses because the white people would not allow them to sit in the front of the bus The boycott lasted 382 days it was non-violence and peaceful protest On December 211956 the Supreme Court of the United States declared that Negroes and whites rode buses as equals He went through this and more reaping the rewards and accepting the consequences Between 1957 and 1968 he travelled over six million miles and spoke over 2500 times Meanwhile he wrote five books as well as articles At the age of thirty-five Martin Luther King Jr was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize He led the March on Washington in which almost 250000 civil-rights supporters participated At this time at the Lincon Memorial King delivered his famous I had a dream speech King says there I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood In 1965 he joined a voting rights march which was over 50 miles long The goal of this was to get peoples attention and draw attention to the struggle of black voting
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