Civil Rights Leaders
By: Juan Diego Duque
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 and died April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian and leader of the African American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for fighting for African American civil rights without the use of violence. Martin Luther Kings dream was that all inhabitants of the USA would be judge by their personal qualities and not by the color of their skin. On 1964 Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King was murdered by a white racist.
African American Civil Rights Movement:
The African American Civil Rights movement was a social movement created in the United States. It was created with the goal of ending racial segregation and discrimination against black Americans and also enforce constitutional rights to them.
Cesar Chavez was born near Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927. On his early life he was a Union leader and a labor organizer. Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to improving the treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers. Cesar Chavez understood completely farm workers because when he was young he and his family worked on the fields as migrant farm workers. On 1962 Cesar Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association. As a labor leader, Cesar Chavez employed non violent means to bring the attention of farm workers. He lead marches, called for boycotts and went on several hunger strikes. His dedication to work earned him several friends and supporters. He died on April 23, 1993 in San Luis, Arizona.