Died For Peace and Freedom

Died For Peace and Freedom Cause Button Museum
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DIED FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Purple outer ring with white text on it surrounding a white background with a black and white photograph of a man's head and shoulders with microphones in front of him.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American born minister that was best known as the leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement during the 1950's and 60's.  King used nonviolent based methods, stemming from his background in the Baptist church, to lead a movement towards racial equality in the South and throughout the entire United States.  King lead many marches, sit in's, and demonstrations as an outcry to the United States to attempt to unite all Americans based off character and not color of skin.  King wanted to demonstrate that people off all races could live together in peace and he dreamed of a day when this would be possible.  King spoke of a day where racial justice would be for all and that all people would be seen as being created equal, though this was not the case in America during King's life.  King was assassinated April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, four years after winning the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality in a nonviolent manner.

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