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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Happy Birthday MLK

Happy Birthday MLK

King directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people, and delivered his famous "l Have a Dream" speech. He was awarded five honorary degrees; was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963; and became a world figure for peace.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.

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