Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Born: January 15, 1929

Died: April 4, 1968

Nationality: American

Occupation: Leader

Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.

Source/Notes: The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Second Edition (2001 edition), Newmarket Press - ISBN: 9781557044839

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Source/Notes: Speech at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia (30 April 1967): "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam"
Source/Notes: The Wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr (1993 edition), Plume

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