He was only 39 years old when he was assassinated on the 4th of April, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on the 15th of January, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He received the Noble Peace prize in 1964. Martin was a well-known Baptist Pastor, Humanitarian, Civil Rights advocate and a man who believed in peaceful protests. He proved commitment to his ideas in his numerous marches and speeches. He preached and practiced what he preached.

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