Modern Day Heroes:
Martin Luther King Jr.
He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955
Helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 and server as the first president
Led an unsuccessful struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia in 1962
Organized nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama
Helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he said his "I Have a Dream" speech.
He received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence in October 14, 1964
He and the SCLC helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965
He took the movement north to Chicago in 1966