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Domestic servants waiting for the streetcar, 1939.
Domestic servants waiting for the streetcar on their way to work early in the morning in Atlanta, Georgia, 1939

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Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. Was Born
January 15, 1929

If you wanted to protest something, how would you go about it? What's the best strategy? The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in the use of peaceful demonstrations, acting with love and calm. Born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, King became 20th century America's most compelling and effective civil rights leader. He entered the civil rights movement, which worked toward political and social equality for people of all races, in 1955. By that time, he was already a Baptist minister, a husband, and a father.
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