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Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

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The scholarship was established in 1994 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Many established this scholarship to be given to qualifying students of the Fredric G. Levin College of Law.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a profound impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors.

Martin Luther King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, “I Have a Dream

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