Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)
Racism is limited to no time, people or nation.

It is rather in the hearts of those who fear brothers and sisters of races and cultures other than their own.

Martin Luther King

From earliest history, racism has produced slavery, economic exploitation and countless injustices. Many have fought racisim, some with hate and violence, few with equal passion but non-violently. Martin Luther King did the latter, changed history and paid with his life.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an Baptist pastor, activist and  leader in the African-American civil rights movement. He led a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 to end discriminatory racial laws. King helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 and efforts there led to the 1963 "March on Washington" where Martin Luther King cast a vision that changed a nation. 

In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and opposing the Vietnam War, both from a religious perspective. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968,

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