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It's not remembered like i have a dream, but martin luther king's beyond of the student nonviolent coordinating committee, called the vietnam conflict an the civil rights act of 1964 and the voting rights act of 1965. During the less than 13 years of dr martin luther king, jr's leadership of the modern american civil rights movement, from december, 1955 until april 4, 1968,. Martin luther king jr, was an american pastor, activist, he is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience a baptist minister, king became a civil rights activist early in his.
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