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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
Martin Luther King Jr.
Born: January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia
Died: April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee
Martin an African American minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.
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