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Martin luther king jr was a major leader of the us civil rights movement beginning in the mid-1950s americans celebrate his birthday as a national holiday each january, recalling the struggle to end racism and bigotry in america. 1929 15 january michael king, later known as martin luther king, jr, is born at 501 auburn ave in atlanta, georgia. Martin luther king, jr was a social activist and baptist minister who played a key role in the american civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968 king sought. The life of martin luther king jr any number of historic moments in the civil-rights struggle have been used to identify martin luther king, jr — prime mover of the montgomery bus boycott, keynote speaker at the march on washington, youngest nobel peace prize laureate. The most important time of your life martin luther king jr gives an inspiring speech about designing your life's blueprint, and why you must always keep moving by.
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