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Martin Luther King Jr.

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Definition inspiring U.S. civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of blacks; assassinated (1929-1968)
  • In 1986, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a national holiday in the United States.
Martin Luther King = In 1986, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a national holiday in the United States.
  • "Because they listened to the craziness Martin Luther King was teaching in Alabama," Jimmy said.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Martin Luther King = inspiring U.S. civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of blacks; assassinated (1929-1968)
  • People like Martin Luther King, they said, were just troublemakers and subversives.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Martin Luther King = inspiring U.S. civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of blacks; assassinated (1929-1968)
  • Yours for the cause of Peace and Brotherhood, Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • Martin Luther King was shot a month ago.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Finally we spoke of Martin Luther King and his teaching of passive but unrelenting resistance.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • I was going to go through the famous town of Selma, so I decided to walk the route Martin Luther King and thousands of blacks had taken back in 1965.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • "I don't believe Martin Luther King Jr. went to Harvard."
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Martin Luther King had told them not long before the bullet took him down to his martyr's grave that he had been to the mountain.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • It was Martin Luther King Day, our last day before classes started again, and I could think of nothing but having killed her.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Ironically, the school was named after Martin Luther King, Jr. Annie Blair, one of the mothers, had moved north from Tennessee.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Even standing here in the relative privacy of the Rose Garden with Martin Luther King makes Kennedy sweat.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Then came the period when people we knew—not knew personally, but knew of— started falling to the ground: Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • We spend the next twenty minutes discussing the Kennedys, Martin Luther King Jr., Castro, Lyndon B. Johnson, and government goons.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Martin Luther King's nonviolent political struggle made freedom and equality sound like achievable goals.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • She also said I should tell them Martin Luther King, Jr., would be ashamed of their behavior.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • I see a picture of some slaves, and three hundred pages later I see Martin Luther King.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • The marches in Birmingham, Martin Luther King.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Martin Luther King said in his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • This week we've had a lot of Martin Luther King Jr. activities going on at our school, which I actually think is pretty cool.
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me

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