It is on this day we celebrate the life and achievements of the prolific leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Born on January 15, 1929, Dr. King focused most of his adult life fighting for equal rights for African-Americans in the United States. During the latter part of the 1950s and ‘60s, he is widely recognized as leading the nonviolent movement that made drastic improvements for racial equality among people.
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. King based his campaigns around both the peaceful teachings of Mahatma Ghandi and the Christian values instilled in him as a child in Atlanta, Georgia. The son of a minister, he used his talent of public speech to and his strong faith to lead his fellow activists to protest, organize and resist the oppression of the time. While most of his works were successful in helping African-Americans achieve legal equality, Dr. King also fought for the war on poverty and sought to end international conflict.
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