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On January 15, we remember the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr which is marked officially a US Federal holiday on the third Monday in January.
A clergyman, Dr. King was known best as a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. He believed in non-violent civil disobedience and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through non-violence in 1964.
In June 1965, Dr. King visited Jamaica. Explore our Famous Foreigners feature that shares some of the memorable moments from Dr. King’s visit – where he went and what he said.
Just three years after his visit to Jamaica, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.