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15/01/1929 Martin Luther King is born

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He used the tactics of nonviolence based on his Christian beliefs and inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.


  • Essentials 

  • Another Nobel Peace Prize laureates 

  • Personal 

  • Montgomery bus boycott, 1955 

  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference 

  • March on Washington, 1963 

  • Selma voting rights movement and "Bloody Sunday", 1965 

  • Chicago open housing movement, 1966 

  • Opposition to the Vietnam War 

  • Poor People's Campaign, 1968 

  • Assassination and aftermath 

  • Legacy 

  • Ideas, influences, and political stances 

  • State surveillance and coercion 

  • Works