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The Life of Martin Luther King

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the U.S., beginning in the mid-1950s. Through his tireless activism, he played a pivotal role ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the U.S. He was assassinated in 1968.

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Civilian peacekeepers join hands to separate demonstrators protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown away from the police in Ferguson, Missouri, Aug. 19, 2014.

Photogallery On the Scene: In Missouri, Ferguson Community Leaders Calm Tensions

Tension between protesters and Missouri law enforcement had been palpable, until religious and community leaders stepped forward last night More