Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader in the 1950s and 1960s who fought for the rights of African Americans.
He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.
He was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement and was instrumental in the American Civil Rights Movement
He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–1956) and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957.
He was the youngest person to have received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee
He gave many famous speeches including "I Have a Dream" in 1963
He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the third Monday of January
He advocated for nonviolence and civil disobedience as a means of achieving racial equality.
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