King Jr., Martin Luther
Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
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The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
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McGary, H. 2013. King Jr., Martin Luther. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
Although Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929–April 4, 1968) wrestled with philosophical texts and ideas, he was not a professional philosopher. He was a world-renowned social activist, an accomplished Baptist minister, a superb public speaker, and a tireless advocate for peace and social justice. He received many honors in a life that was cut short by an assassin's bullet, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
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