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What were the short-term and long-term results and effects of Martin Luther King's actions ? 

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The actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had short-term and long-term effects. In the short term, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and African Americans gained some rights as a result of the actions that were taken. For example, the Montgomery Bus Boycott led to an end of segregation on buses. African Americans had been forced to sit in the section of the buses that was reserved for them. After a boycott that lasted over a year, the buses were desegregated when the Supreme Court ruled it was illegal to have separate seating sections on buses.

In 1965, Dr. King highlighted the issues that African Americans faced when marchers were brutally attacked in Selma, Alabama. They were protesting the lack of voting rights for African Americans. This eventually led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, which made poll taxes and literacy tests illegal.

In the long run, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was able to bring attention to the inequalities that African Americans faced. This led to the...

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