for The Life and Death of Martin Luther King Jr. by Andrew Vietze
The upheaval and unrest of the civil rights era paved the way for great leaders. Martin Luther King Jr. emerged as one of the most important voices in American history, leading the fight for equality and justice for the black community. Readers learn how a boy who attended segregated schools in Atlanta rose to become a prominent national figure who lead protest marches, met with presidents, won a Nobel Peace Prize, and inspired a nation. They will discover how Dr. King rallied thousands to the cause of equality, and, in doing so, became a household name, and a treasured national icon.
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