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Martin Luther King Jr.


January 25, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His original name was Michael King Jr. He was the son of Alberta and Martin King Sr.

He married his wife, Coretta, on June 18, 1953, and had three boys.

King experienced racial prejudice early in life. Segregation was both law and custom in the south and other parts of America. He was a Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death.

King was arrested in 1960 when he joined black college students in a sit-in at a segregated lunch count...

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