Martin Luther King Jr. led protests that were generally peaceful and not destructive. His protests often had concrete goals, and their tactics were defined well. Many of his protests were part of greater economic strateg... More »

Martin Luther protested against the selling of indulgences, clerical abuses and doctrines on salvation in the Catholic Church. He famously published these discontents in his "95 Theses." More »

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 »

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in the racial and ethnic equality of all people, nonviolent protest and the beloved community. King was a pacifist who patterned his protests after Mahatma Gandhi, who worked for socia... More »

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Martin Luther King Jr. died after being shot by a sniper while at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968; the exact motivation of the assassin, James Earl Ray, remains a mystery. King was a major leader in the Uni... More »

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Martin Luther King Jr. grew up on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Ga. He was born on January 15, 1929, in the house at 501 Auburn Avenue that his parents and grandparents shared, and he lived in that house until he was 12 year... More »

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Martin Luther King Jr., an African-American Baptist minister and social activist from Georgia, stood for peace, equality and justice, especially for African-Americans and the socially disadvantaged. He played an integral... More »

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