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Civil rights leader, theologian, pastor, writer – Martin Luther King Jr. was all these and more. His assassination in 1968 cut short a truly remarkable life of achievement and commitment to social change and justice. The holiday that honors him, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service.

But although many of us are familiar with his “I Have A Dream” speech, how much do we really know about the details of King’s life and the events in which he played a major role?  Find out more about the man behind the myth with these resources: