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On August 2, 1983, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill creating a legal public holiday in honor of the Rev, Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 1954, Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death
January 15, 1929