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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is widely considered the most influential leader of the American civil rights movement. He fought to overturn Jim Crow segregation laws and eliminate social and economic differences between blacks and whites. King’s speeches and famous quotes continue to inspire millions today.

Today is the birth date of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), one of the most prominent leaders during the Civil Rights Movement.  King was assassinated in 1968 at the young age of 39.

 

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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