04 November, 2014

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Martin Luther King, Jr. with Photos


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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 and died on April 4, 1968.He was an American  activist, pastor, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.He is best known for his role in the advancement,progession and improvement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.
He was born as Michael King, but his father changed his name in honor of the German reformer Martin Luther. King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, in 1962, and organized nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama, that attracted national attention following television news coverage of the brutal police response.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racialinequality through nonviolence. In 1965, he and the SCLC helped to organizethe Selma to Montgomery marches and the following year, he took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled "Beyond Vietnam".

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