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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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FILE - Boris Nemtsov speaks to The Associated Press Television News in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 21, 2011.

Bill Browder Tells VOA Russian About Boris Nemtsov Murder

Noted critic of President Putin is co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management fund that has been described as one of biggest foreign investors in Russia from 1995 to 2006 More