Black History Month STYLIN': Martin Luther King Jr.

DAY 6: Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Activist, Minister
Born: January 15th, 1929
Died: April 4th, 1968

Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders this country has ever seen. King helped influenced the Civil Rights Act in 1964, a legislation that outlaws discrimination against minorities and women, and also the Voting Rights Acts of 1965, which forbids discrimination in voting.

Other King Jr. Facts
  • Martin Luther King Jr. changed his name to Martin (from Michael) after his father choose that name to honor the late Protestant minister Martin Luther.
  • King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 because of his activism.

"Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust."
Martin Luther King Jr.

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