The Dream

Martin Luther King is the only non-president to have a national holiday celebrated in his honor. It’s well deserved. During the 13 years he led the American Civil Rights Movement, there was more progress toward racial equality in America than in the previous 350 years. Dr. King is regarded as America’s foremost advocate of nonviolence. Emulating his role model, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King led a nonviolent movement to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. He led similar campaigns against poverty and international conflict. He stayed faithful to the principle that men and women everywhere, regardless of color or creed, are equal members of the human family.

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