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Martin Luther King, Jr., was a great man who worked for racial equality and _____________________________ in the USA. He was ______________________ on January 15, 1929, in ___________________________, Georgia. Both his ___________________________ and grandfather were ___________________________. His mother was a schoolteacher who taught him how to _______________________ before he went to school. Young Martin was an excellent ___________________________ in school.

After graduating from ___________________________ and getting married, Dr. King became a minister and moved to _________________________________. During the 1950's, Dr. King became active in the movement for civil rights. He participated in the Montgomery, Alabama, bus ___________________________ and many other peaceful demonstrations that protested the unfair treatment of _________________________________. He won the _________________________ Peace Prize in 1964.

Dr. King was _________________________________ on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, _________________________________. Commemorating the life of a tremendously important leader, we celebrate Martin Luther King Day each year in _________________________________, the month of his birth.



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