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Martin Luther King Jr.

American activist and leader in the civil rights movement (1929-1968)

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize. (Oct. 14)
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Highlights of this day in history: Chuck Yeager breaks sound barrier; Britain's Battle of Hastings takes place; Martin Luther King, Jr. wins Nobel Peace Prize;..
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