Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Life Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. He was an American clergyman, activist, and leader for African Americans. King led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. 

King had a reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history. FBI agents investigated him for possible communist ties, recorded his extramarital liaisons and reported to government officials. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.

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