MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States in 1929. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a minister in the Baptist Church. He fought against racial segregation. He wanted equal rights for all people. Martin Luther King did not use violence in his fight. He asked people to fight peacefully. Because of Martin Luther King, Jr., many laws began to change in the United States. In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The holiday takes place on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15.

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