Civil Rights Leaders of the 20th Century

Running Head: CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY 1

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY 4

Civil Rights Leaders of the 20th Century

Paul Grasso

Unit 6 Outline

American History 2

Civil Rights Leaders of the 20th Century

The history of the United States cannot be complete without mentioning the significance of the civil rights movement and their influential leaders such as Martin Luther King and Malcolm X among others. The civil rights movements have played a significant part in bringing about equality in the United States as well bringing to racial segregation to an end (Kolozi & Freeman, 2017). This paper presents an outline of one of the most influential civil rights leaders of the mid 20th century.

· It is quite evident that Martin Luther King Junior’s struggle for equal rights for all and the fight against racial segregation was relevant then it is relevant today due to a number of reasons. For instance, African Americans are now able to interact with the White Americans without fear of segregation.

· Dr. Martin Luther King Junior is recognized both in the United States and globally as the father of civil rights and a symbol of freedom and peace. Equally, he is important in the history of the United States because upheld moral values and did not practice what he did not preach to his followers.

· Martin Luther King is relevant in the history of the United States and the modern day because he advocated and fought for the rights of the oppressed. He taught people that they can use civil disobedience without breaking the law while agitating for their rights. Today, people are able to demonstrate in the streets without victimization from any quarter.

· Martin Luther King Junior played a significant part in establishing a peaceful society of the United States and his efforts shaped the United States in what it is today where racial segregation is considered a thing of the past and African Americans are able to live as free citizens who can access equal opportunities in the United States.

· The United States celebrates the fallen civil rights icon by participating in the ringing of the bell to commemorate his dedication to the struggle for a society that upholds equal rights for all citizens irrespective of the color of their skin.

Reference

Kolozi, P., & Freeman, J. (2017). Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community Fifty Years Later: Remembering Martin Luther King’s Last, Most Radical Book. New Politics16(2), 77.