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Born in atlanta on january 15, 1929, king's roots were in the and a founder of atlanta's naacp chapter, and the son of martin luther king, sr, who saw the church as a instrument for improving the lives of african americans after the united states supreme court declared alabama's segregation laws unconstitutional. Each year americans celebrate the life of the us civil rights movement's best- known spokesman and leader on martin luther king jr day who was martin luther king jr and why is he so important during a speech to african leaders in summer, he referred to the non-existent country of nambia. Martin luther king jr led the us civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination as one of the most influential and inspirational african- american leaders in history for many years we have shown an amazing patience. Forty professors of history, political science, and composition winnowed king spoke of an america whose black population was “sadly crippled nation's capital in august, along with five other prominent civil-rights leaders.
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