Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream,’ written after Rosa Parks sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, ignited the Civil Rights Movement against Jim Crow laws.

Doris Topsy-Elvord, Long Beach Living Legend

Photo: Rosa Parks, Montgomery Bus Boycott

Martin Luther King, starting with Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, came into national prominence fighting Jim Crow laws. During the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Martin Luther King was assisted by both black and white members of an organization he founded, the Montgomery Improvement Association. This organization’s purpose was to raise money to finance the activities of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, money to bail those involved in the boycott out of jail and buy gasoline for drivers. 

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