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Martin Luther Jr

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King's leadership was tragically ended when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on a motel balcony. King was only thirty-nine, and his assassin was never found. 
To obtain rights and liberties for African Americans, many actions must be taken. A leader must take responsibility and lead a nation of people to a successful victory. King did just that. King formed many groups and became president of others. Groups such as National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA), The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and many other groups that had relationships with those groups.( The Auto Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. 380) When Rosa Parks was arrested because of the segregation of buses in Montgomery, Alabama, one of King's groups which he was a member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), united with many other groups to help with the boycott of the buses. King became the leader of the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA). His speeches and enthusiasm helped the members continue the boycott. The boycott was successful, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of King's people and demanded the desegregation of buses in all of the United States. (The Auto Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. 48) The Montgomery Improvement Association was later known as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), which helped the Civil Rights Movement by supporting many events like voter registration drives and sit-ins. King worked with a group called the "Freedom Riders" to help them desegregate interstate travel. When a bombing in a Birmingham Church killed innocent black children, King decided to step in and he helped to desegregate almost every area in Birmingham that was segregated.(The Auto Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. chap.17) Since the Civil Rights Movement was making progress, King decided to hold a march in the nation's capital. This was known as...

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