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Martin Luther King

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might not have been an "exemplar" -
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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 He was an advocate of [[civil rights]] in [[America]]. King was [[assassination|assassinated]] in 1968. 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.