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The Legacy of Dr Martin Luther King

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History is indeed made up of significant events which shape our future and outstanding leaders who influence our destiny. Martin Luther King’s contributions to our history place him in this inimitable position.

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In his short life, Martin Luther King was instrumental in helping us realize and rectify those unspeakable flaws which were tarnishing the name of America. The events which took place in and around his life were earth shattering, for they represented an America which was hostile and quite different from America as we see it today.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. catapulted to fame when he came to the assistance of Rosa Parks, the Montgomery, Alabama Black seamstress who refused to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery bus to a White passenger.

In those days American Blacks were confined to positions of second class citizenship by restrictive laws and customs.

To break these laws would mean subjugation and humiliation by the police and the legal system. Beatings, imprisonment and sometimes death were waiting for those who defied the System.

Information:

Seattle Times Profile & Photo Gallery
Martin Luther King Jr. has now been dead longer than he lived. But what an extraordinary life it was.

Martin Luther King
The Nobel Peace Prize 1964

Biography on Nobelprize.com

The King Center
Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest non-violent movement for justice, equality and peace.

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