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The most important person to have made a significant change in the rights of Blacks was Martin Luther King He had great courage and passion to defeat segregation and racism that existed in the United States and it was his influence to all the Blacks to defy white supremacy and his belief in nonviolence that lead to the success of the Civil Rights movement Martin Luther King was born on January 15 1929 in Atlanta Georgia where the city suffered most of the racial discrimination in the South and in addition the Ku Klux Klan had one of its headquarters there But it was his father Martin Luther King Sr who played an important role in shaping the personality of his son ML Sr helped to advocate the idea that Blacks should vote He was involved with the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People an important Civil Rights group These efforts to improve the way of life for Blacks could be seen by his son In December 5 1955 King began to be significant in the changing of the Black mans way of life The boycott of the Montgomery Bus was begun when Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat on a bus to a white man on December 1st Two Patrolmen took her away to the police station where she was booked He and 50 other ministered held a meeting and agreed to start a boycott on December 5th the day of Rosa Parkss hearing This boycott would probably be successful since 70 of the riders were black The bus company did not take them seriously because if there was bad weather they would have to take the bus The Montgomery Improvement Association MIA was established to co-ordinate the boycott They had a special agreement with black cab companies
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