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Dr martin luther king jr was a successful leader of the african american civil rights movement in the united states he was intelligent in the fact that he was able to lead african americans in a nonviolent way to the advancement of civil rights. Through unpublished interviews, writings, and recordings, clayborne pieces together a biography of martin luther king jr that expands from his childhood to moments before his death we get a firsthand look at dr king's inspirations, hardships, and passion. Who was dr martin luther king, jr as a minister, leader, civil rights activist, and author, martin luther king, jr is known as one of the greatest communicators of all time born in atlanta.
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