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Martin Luther KingThe most important person to have made a significant change in therights of Blacks was Martin Luther King He had great courage and passionto defeat segregation and racism that existed in the United States and itwas his influence to all the Blacks to defy white supremacy and his beliefin nonviolence that lead to the success of the Civil Rights movementMartin Luther King was born on January 15 1929 in Atlanta Georgiawhere the city suffered most of the racial discrimination in the Southand in addition the Ku Klux Klan had one of its headquarters there Butit was his father Martin Luther King Sr who played an important role inshaping the personality of his son ML Sr helped to advocate the ideathat Blacks should vote He was involved with the National Association forthe Advancement of Coloured People an important Civil Rights group Theseefforts to improve the way of life for Blacks could be seen by his sonIn December 5 1955 King began to be significant in the changing ofthe Black mans way of life The boycott of the Montgomery Bus was begunwhen Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat on a bus to a white man onDecember 1st Two Patrolmen took her away to the police station where shewas booked He and 50 other ministered held a meeting and agreed to start aboycott on December 5th the day of Rosa Parkss hearing This boycottwould probably be successful since 70 of the riders were black The buscompany did not take them seriously because if there was bad weather theywould have to take the bus The Montgomery Improvement Association MIAwas established to co-ordinate the boycott They had a special agreementwith black cab companies in which they were allowed to get a ride for amuch cheaper price than normal Blacks had to walk to work and so they didnot have time to do any shopping and therefore the sales decreaseddramatically On January 30 while ML was making a
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