Many people in the past, and even today, face discrimination and are treated unfairly. They may not have free choice about where to live, what jobs to take, or the right to vote for their leaders. When your parents and grandparents were younger, African Americans were seeking the same freedoms that the rest of people in the United States were enjoying. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. After many years of struggle, laws and attitudes began to change. Find out more about this movement and other efforts around the world to win human rights.