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What did Martin Luther King Jr. do to become famous?

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Martin Luther King Jr. was responsible for leading the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. He delivered a speech in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial called "I Have a Dream" in which he stated he wanted to end racism in the U.S.

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What did Martin Luther King Jr. do to become famous?
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King was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Ga. His father was a rural minister. King Jr. became a Baptist minister and worked hard to bring equality to the U.S. in a non-violent way. On April 4, 1968, he was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tenn. King's life has been honored with a number of schools, buildings and a national holiday named after him.

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