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Martin Luther King was born in , Georgia, U.S.A. in the late 1930's at a time when were very much treated as citizens.

Martin became a Baptist minister and taught people about . He was part of the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott when , a black woman refused to give up her for a white person. Eventually, the bus authorities had to to allow equal rights for all people.

Martin became a famous speaker who had the gift of people with his words. His most famous speech, given at the end of The March in 1963 became known as "I have !" This speech was given to people at the Lincoln Memorial in .

In 1964, Martin was awarded the for his work for civil rights. His words and campaigns had a huge effect on American society and the world in general. In 1968, while he was in Memphis helping gain better working conditions, Martin Luther King was by James Earl Ray.

He was years old.

His most famous words still inspire people 40 years on!
"I have a dream that my will one day live in where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the . I have a dream!"