Today, Martin Luther King is an American hero. Because he was the most famous African American in the history of the USA, Americans celebrate him each year in January, the month in which he was born.
IN THE 25 YEARS SINCE HIS DEATH, Martin Luther King Jr. has become an American hero, joining a long list of others from the American past.
In his later life, Martin Luther King found out that not all blacks wanted to fight for equal rights the way he did. Some groups became aggressive and used violence. They used the slogan “Black Power”.
Martin Luther King saw how badly black people were treated and during the 1950s he became involved in the . In 1955 a black woman, Rosa Parks, was arrested because she didn’t give up her seat to a white person on a bus. This incident made many blacks angry .They protested and decided to boycott the city’s buses. Martin Luther King became the president of this boycott.