Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Who?Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent leader of the civil rights movement in the United States. During the late 1950s through the late 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. organized protests, proposed legislation and spoke about injustice throughout the United States.

I have a dream speech

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. The memorial is located in Washington, D.C.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a driving force behind various civil rights reforms in the United States because he believed in freedom for all people.

He led marches for Civil Rights for Black people. These marches and protests in the late 1950s and early mid 1960s were designed to call attention to injust practices of city bus policies, voting rights, job and housing discrimination. His philosophy was non-violence, so that when the police and Ku Klux Klan types taunted, spat on, and beat the marchers, even killed several, his response was not to respond in kind.

He was assassinated in 1968.

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