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Martin Luther King, Jr. (“January 15,1929 – April 4, 1968 ) was a leader in the American civil rights movement.

A Baptist minister, he became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the Montgomery aBus Boycott (1955–6) 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. There, 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 work to end segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.

” Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. “

” Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. “

” You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality. “

” I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. “

” A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. “

” Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. “

” There are two types of laws — there are just laws and there are unjust laws… What is the difference between the two? An unjust law is a man-made code that is out of harmony with the moral law. “


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