Martin Luther King. JR

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Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and 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 based on his Christian beliefs

Lived: Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 04, 1968 (age 39)

Spouse: Coretta scoot king (1953 - 1968)

book By Martin Luther king jr

Strength to Love is a book by MLK It was published in 1963 as a collection of his sermons primarily on the topic of racism segregation in the U.S and with a heavy emphasis on permanent religious values.

Ther are more books but this book had the most impact for the U.S

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important dates

1957: He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president.

1963: Letter from Birmingham Jail written by Martin Luther King, Jr. was first published on June 12, 1963.

1965: In 1965, he helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches, and the following year he and SCLC took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing.

1961: In December, King and the SCLC became involved. The movement mobilized thousands of citizens for a broad-front nonviolent attack on every aspect of segregation within the city and attracted nationwide attention.