A Brief Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lived: 1929-1968
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, as he was a major advocate for the rights of African-American people. To achieve his goals of equality for all people, King used non-violent methods, inspired by the non-violent protests of Gandhi. Examples of King's non-violent protests included organized boycotts, marches, and speeches, such as the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the "I Have a Dream" Speech. King was successful in achieving more rights for African-Americans, through his stand against segregation, discrimination and racism.  To commemorate King's work, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Pictures of Martin Luther King, Jr.

King delivering a speech
King's 'I have a dream...' speech