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Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King got married to Coretta Scott in 1953.
"I have a dream!"
He had four children called Yolanda, Martin, Dexter and Bernice.
In his first major civil rights action, Martin Luther King , led the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This started when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white man. She spent the night in jail.
In 1963, Martin helped organise the famous "March on Washington". Over 250,000 people attended this march to show the importance of civil rights legislation. It was at this march that Martin gave his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4 1968 in Memphis while standing on the balcony of his hotel room. He was shot by James Earl Ray.
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