might not have been an "exemplar" - https://www.christianpost.com/news/fbi-documents-reveal-martin-luther-king-jrs-lecherous-past-amid-metoo-era-full-report-coming.html
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Reverend '''Martin Luther King, Jr'''., Ph.D. (1929–1968) was by far the most important [[black people|black]] leader of the 1960s.
Since his [[assassination]] in 1968, he has been the single most important exemplar of [[civil rights]] in [[America]]. King was the son of a [[Baptist]] minister and became a Baptist minister himself.<ref>King became the pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in [[Atlanta]], [[Georgia]].</ref>
King was a Republican; his personal friendship with then-Vice President [[Richard Nixon]] propelled King into a prominent role in the civil rights movement and the national spotlight.