Martin Luther King Jr. - He was highly intelligent, and entered college at an early age thanks to an experimental school he attended that pushed his academic achievements higher than the average public school student. After college, he wanted the best out of his education and insisted on pursuing a postgraduate degree both at a seminary and graduate school. After finishing his graduate studies, he accepted the job of pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
James Bevel - He was one of the SCLC members who pushed voter registration in Mississippi, his hometown. Later, he would convince the organizations to make the slums in which most black members of the community lived in the focus of the Chicago Freedom Movement rather than placing the focus on school segregation.
Ralph Abernathy - He was the pastor of First Baptist Church in Montgomery. During the Montgomery...
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