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Dr Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King was born in 1929 and was killed in 1968 He was an American clergyman and civil-rights leader He graduated from Morehouse College in 1948 The then went on to the university of Boston to get his PhD in 1955 He led the black boycott of segregated city bus lines and in 1956 gained a major victory and prestige as a civil-rights leader when Montgomery buses began to operate on a desegregated basis King organized the Southern Christian Leadership Conference SCLC which gave him a base to pursue further civil-rights activities first in the South and later nationwide His philosophy of nonviolent resistance led to his arrest on numerous occasions in the 1950s and 60s His campaigns had mixed success but the protest he led in Birmingham Ala in 1963 brought him worldwide attention August 1963 March on Washington which brought more than 200000 people together In 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Kings leadership in the civil-rights movement was challenged in the mid-1960s as others grew more militant His interests however widened from civil rights to include criticism of the Vietnam War and a deeper concern over poverty His plans for a Poor Peoples March to Washington were interrupted for a trip to Memphis Tenn in support of striking sanitation workers On Apr 4 1968 he was shot and killed as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel In the 35 years since the Rev Martin Luther King described a dark and desolate valley of racial segregation in his I Have a Dream speech America has yet to meet Kings challenge to make real its promise of brotherhood to African Americans Particularly in economic terms the dream of political social and economic brotherhood that King shared with the hundreds of thousands who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug 28 1963 is a dream deferred for many minorities In many ways
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