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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.


Born
in Atlanta, Georgia, The United States
January 15, 1929

Died
April 04, 1968

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the pivotal leaders of the American civil rights movement. King was a Baptist minister, one of the few leadership roles available to black men at the time. He became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–1956) and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1957), serving as its first president. His efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Here he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end segregation and racial ...more

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4.57 avg rating — 1,704 ratings — published 1963 — 2 editions
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Strength to Love

4.60 avg rating — 2,009 ratings — published 1963 — 19 editions
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
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“I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
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