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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is famous for being a peaceful civil rights leader. Civil rights are the basic opportunities that all people deserve. In January 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the end of slavery in the United States. When Martin Luther King, Jr. was a little boy in Mississippi, over 60 years later, African Americans were treated much worse than white Americans, especially in the South. Black Americans had to go to separate schools, use separate restrooms, and even use separate water fountains. Restaurants or businesses could refuse to serve black customers or to hire
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