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Martin Luther King Jr.

Born on January 15th 1929, Martin Luther King Jr.was an activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. We celebrate the third Monday in January as a national holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with communities across the nation paying tribute and hosting events in his honor.

Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis Tennessee on April 4, 1968. He was only 39 years old at the time of his death and his efforts to gain equal rights for people of all races are remembered and continue to this day.