Question 85
Famous citizens
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?

Martin Luther King Jr. fought for civil rights and worked for equality for all Americans. In some places, it was difficult for African Americans and other groups to vote in elections. One citizen who is famous for helping the government change is Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked for equality for all Americans. He led thousands of men and women in nonviolent protests. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that nonviolent protest was more powerful than violence. The government passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964. The laws protected voting rights and ended segregation. On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. Each year in January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for civil rights and worked for equality for all Americans.

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