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The Maine Campus

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His name was Martin Luther King, Jr., a 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner, a non-Montgomery, Alabama, public transportation boycott, causing the Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation of public transportation. His march on Washington created the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and in 1965 the federal government passed the Voting Rights Act as a result of King's efforts. He was the hope for many blacks who deserved a better standard of living at the time.


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