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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist. He was an advocate of nonviolent protesting and in 1964 was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He was born in the year 1929 and became a preacher in the year 1947. In the year 1955, Mrs. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger and Dr. King was one of the men that encouraged the Montgomery bus transit boycott. Dr. King spoke out about his faith and his belief that in order to fix the problems in America there would have to be forgiveness from all the citizens. Dr. King was against riots and violence and urged the black community to remain nonviolent since it was the only way they would be able to end the cycle of hate.

Dr. King himself was arrested and spent many nights...

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