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MLK: The Precedent He Set For Current Civil Rights Cases

When it comes to civil rights, there is no person more connected to this cause than the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who by his actions and words gave others the courage to seek justice they had long been denied. While only 39 when he died, he set a precedent for current civil rights cases that has been used in courtrooms across the United States. If you believe your civil rights have been violated, speak with a civil rights lawyer at Massimo & Panetta PC as soon as possible.

Leadership Roles
Whether as President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, his “I Have a Dream” speech during the 1963 March on Washington, or his involvement with the Selma voting rights movement and Chicago open housing movement, Dr. King made it easier for many to seek the advice of a civil rights attorney. This was especially true when it came to victim compensation, as he expressed in a 1965 interview, where he stated that helping disadvantaged Americans gain financial equality would not only hold those who committed wrongs accountable for their actions, but also help communities and the nation by reducing school dropout rates, crime rates, and the need for public assistance programs.

Seeking Compensation
In doing so, Dr. King justified pursuing legal action for one’s rights, rather than sitting back and letting injustice win out. From seeking compensation, having the right to vote, living where they choose, and attending schools of their own choosing, use of a civil rights attorney became an important tool in the fight for civil rights.

Instead of sitting back and letting others violate your civil rights Dr. King and others fought so hard and gave their lives for, contact Massimo & Panetta PC as soon as possible to speak with a civil rights lawyer who is passionate about getting you the justice you deserve.