Civil Rights leaders

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was considered one of the most important voices in the American civil rights movement. He fought for equality for all by using nonviolent resistance to over come injustice.

Rosa Parks

On December 1st, 1955, ROsa parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man who was standing as all the 'white' seats had been taken. she was arrested and on DEcember 5th, a boycott of the buses started that lasted for 381 days. This act is regarded to as a major civil rights offensive in America.