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Considered by many to be the most important civil rights leader in American history, Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader in several events, including the March on Washington and Montgomery Bus Boycott, that encouraged pa... More »

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King was assassinated by habitual small-time criminal James Earl Ray. King was shot as he stood on the balcony of his Memphis, Tenn. motel room on April 4, 1968. More »

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister in Alabama and Georgia who went on to become one of the leaders of the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. King, then serving as the minister at D... More »

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Interesting facts about the childhood of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. can be found at websites such as History Channel, Today I Found Out and Ducksters. In addition to facts about his childhood, these site... More »

Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent leader of the civil rights movement in the United States. During the late 1950s through the late 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. organized protests, proposed legislation and spoke abo... More »

Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for civil rights because he envisioned a world where black citizens and white citizens were treated equally. He realized that even victories such as Brown v. Board of Education, which deseg... More »

As of 2015, the History Channel does not have any video or article entitled "Portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." The American artist Betsy Graves Reyneau painted a famous portrait of the civil rights leader Dr. Mart... More »