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Unformatted text preview: Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Junior was a man with a vision; his vision helped change our country forever. He was a vital figure of the modern era, because he revolutionized the way people thought about race. Martin Luther King helped lead the movement to end segregation and to bring racial equality to our great nation. He was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He lived a life of generosity, and he always strived to help others. He was also a very intelligent man, attending college when he was only fifteen years old. He was righteous, courageous, and a great leader. If Martin Luther King had not taken a stand for what he believed in, our country might still be in a state of segregation and hate. Prior to the civil rights movement led by King, numerous laws prevented black people from obtaining equality. African-Americans did not have several of the freedoms that white people enjoyed, such as the right to vote. Also, they could not attend the same schools, eat at the same restaurants, or even use the same restrooms as white people. He did not do away with all types of segregation, but he did help our country make a much needed step towards equality....
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