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 Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968


Martin Luther King was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.

In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.

Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary was charged with the crime.


"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

Martin Luther King

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

Martin Luther King

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Faith

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

Martin Luther King

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Martin Luther King

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

Martin Luther King

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