Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Martin Luther King, Jr. committed his life to bettering the lives of African American people, and helped build progress toward the end of segregation in public schools, protection from police abuse, and laws preventing discrimination in employment.
He helped organize protest movements against segregation against African Americans in government systems, general society, and even places like the bus, where African Americans were required to sit in the back of the bus.
Although his protests were always non-violent, King suffered a great deal of opposition. His house was bombed, he was arrested wrongly, and was eventually assassinated on April 4th, 1968.
MLK was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace prize in 1964. He also was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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