while still working on his dissertation, King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church of Montgomery, Alabama. Fought against racial prejudice, not just because his race suffered, but because he considered racism and segregation to be an affront to God's will. King, a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s.
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King was not in the march, however the attack was televised showing horrifying images of marchers being bloodied and severely injured. He had grown tired of marches, going to jail, and living under the constant threat of death. Realizing the incident would hurt the city's reputation, Atlanta's mayor negotiated a truce and charges were eventually dropped. An American Legend(TV-14; 1:12) Martin Luther King - The King Years(TV-14; 2:02) Martin Luther King III - On his Father's Legacy(TV-14; 1:27) Bill Clinton - On MLK's Legacy(TV-14; 1:45) Tom Brokaw - On MLK's Legacy(TV-14; 1:50) Martin Luther King - Mini Biography(TV-14; 4:40) Related. Nixon's homes were attacked. Parks was arrested and booked for violating the Montgomery City Code. Instead of forcing a confrontation, King led his followers to kneel in prayer and they then turned back. . King's participation in the organization gave him a base of operation throughout the South, as well as a national platform. Montgomery Bus Boycott, on March 2, 1955, a 15-year-old girl refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus in violation of local law. On March 9, 1965, a procession of 2,500 marchers, both black and white, set out once again to cross the Pettus Bridge and confronted barricades and state troopers. Kennedy expressed his concern for King's harsh treatment for the traffic ticket and political pressure was quickly set in motion.
Martin Luther King,., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael. Luther King,., but later had his name changed. His grandfather began the family s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until.