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What first inspired you to begin working for civil rights?

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My first inspiration to begin working for civil rights came from my Christian faith and the teachings of Jesus. I believed that all people are created equal in the eyes of God and that it is our duty as Christians to love our neighbors and to work for justice.

Additionally, my experiences growing up in the South and witnessing the everyday discrimination and injustice faced by African Americans also deeply affected me and motivated me to take action.

I was also heavily influenced by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and his philosophy of nonviolence. I believed that through peaceful protests and civil disobedience, we could bring about change and challenge the oppressive systems of segregation and discrimination.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott was one of the major events that inspired me to fully commit to the Civil Rights Movement. The boycott, which lasted for over a year, was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement and helped to galvanize the African American community in the struggle for equality.

I also saw the potential of religious leaders to play a key role in the civil rights movement, since they had the ability to connect with people across racial, economic and social boundaries.

In summary, my faith, personal experiences, the teachings of Gandhi and the Montgomery Bus Boycott were the main factors that inspired me to begin working for civil rights.