Today in History
January 15, 1929
Inspiring a Nation
Civil rights activist, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is born in Atlanta, Ga. His “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington and efforts to lift up millions of disenfranchised African Americans would lead to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. King’s nonviolent tactics to end segregation would win him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Just four years later he would be assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.
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