Happy birthday Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was a Baptist minister, activist, and the most famous leader of the Civil Rights Movement. King won the Nobel Peace Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom before his assassination in 1968. For his promotion of nonviolence and racial equality, King was considered a peacemaker by many people around the world.  (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a Baptist minister, activist, and the most famous leader of the Civil Rights Movement. King won the Nobel Peace Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom before his assassination in 1968. For his promotion of nonviolence and racial equality, King was considered a peacemaker by many people around the world. (Jan. 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

Happy birthday Martin Luther King Jr.! King, African American Civil Rights Movement leader, clergyman and national icon who used civil disobedience to combat institutionalized racism. At age 25, he became the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Alabama. He traveled to India in April 1959 after being inspired by the nonviolent protests of Mahatma Gandhi. King married Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953, in Heiberger, Ala. –joi pearson @joiapearson

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