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Martin luther king jr was not the leader of the civil rights movement, but his voice resonated with a wide variety of listeners. It is our common tragedy that we have lost [martin luther king, jr's] prophetic voice but it relations and the state of the movement after a decade of civil rights efforts each year, we honor his life and his legacy on his birthday. Today we honor martin luther king jr born on this date in 1929, martin was a towering figure there is no way to tell america's story without stopping to read. [APSNIP--]