Martin Luther King, Jr./Library of Congress
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- Born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
- Occupation: American Clergyman, Baptist Minister
- Led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott
- First President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an African-American civil rights organization
- Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work to end racial discrimination through nonviolent means
- Died April 4, 1968 (age 39), Memphis, Tennessee.
- Cause of death: Assassination
- Posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004