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Dr. King's Life, the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act

 

January 13, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was the nation's most prominent leader in the 20th century struggle for civil rights. He was born in the segregated south of Atlanta, Georgia and after graduating from Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and Boston University he entered the Christian ministry. He married Coretta Scott King in 1953, and became a pastor in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1954, he joined the leadership of the local NAACP chapter, the Montgomery Improvement Association, and helped create the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), an organization formed to provid...



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