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In our world today I have a lot of great heroes Many people have done so much for our world today The people who have really made a great impression on me are Martin Luther King Jr Bill Gates and my mom Out of the two famous people they have done so much to change our society today If it werent for them the world would be a totally different place Who knows what life would be like if they didnt achieve such great changes in society Martin Luther King is the one hero that really blows my mind for his achievements King was one of the best know civil rights leaders of nonviolent social change He has done many things that have changed the lives of black people King was born in Atlanta Georgia 1929 In Dec of 1955 King began working with and soon became president for the Montgomery Improvement Association This gave him national attention he needed for change He led boycotts against bus companies He was successful in Dec of 1956 when the Supreme Court declared Alabamas Segregation laws unconstitutional In pursuit of the goal of black voting rights he founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference SCLC in 1957 Before settling in Atlanta he traveled making speeches about black rights The next major campaign was to be held in Birmingham Alabama When the unarmed black demonstrations clashed with the police they where attacked by dogs and fire hoses This gained national attention and caused mass demonstrations in the communities across the nation The blacks came together in a march on Aug 28 1963 attracting more than 250000 to Washington DC Addressing the marchers from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial King delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech This speech did so much to change blacks lives forever During the next year he received not only positive attention as a nonviolent leader but the Noble Peace Prize Despite assaults and
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