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  1. Martin Luther King Jr. - Wikipedia

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    Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

  2. Martin Luther King Jr: Quotes, Assassination & Facts - HISTORY

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    Nov 09, 2009 · 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...

  3. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Biography, Speeches, Facts ...

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    Martin Luther King, Jr., original name Michael King, Jr., (born January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.—died April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee), Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.

  4. Martin Luther King Jr. - Biography - NobelPrize.org

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    M artin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin.

  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.—facts and information

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    Jan 15, 2020 · Martin Luther King, Jr., is a civil rights legend. In the mid-1950s, Dr. King led the movement to end segregation and counter prejudice in the United States through the means of peaceful protest....

  6. Martin Luther King Jr. - Day, Quotes & Assassination - Biography

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    Mar 09, 2015 · Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist who had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among his many efforts, King...

  7. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Civil Rights (U.S. National Park ...

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was the nation's most prominent leader in the 20th century struggle for civil rights. He was born in the segregated south of Atlanta, Georgia and after graduating from Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and Boston University he entered the Christian ministry.

  8. Introduction | The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and ...

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    Martin Luther King, Jr., made history, but he was also transformed by his deep family roots in the African-American Baptist church, his formative experiences in his hometown of Atlanta, his theological studies, his varied models of religious and political leadership, and his extensive network of contacts in the peace and social justice movements of his time.

  9. Martin Luther King Jr. - HistoryNet

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    Martin Luther King Jr., was born Michael Luther King Jr., in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 15, 1929. His father, in a 1957 interview, said that both he and his son were supposed to be named for the leader of the Protestant Reformation but misunderstandings led to Michael being the name on birth records.

  10. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination - HISTORY

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    Jan 28, 2010 · Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, an event that sent shock waves reverberating around the world.

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