Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by the numbers

King was leader in Civil Rights Movement

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SAN ANTONIO – On Monday we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The U.S. observes a holiday in his honor on the third Monday in January, in honor of his birthday, Jan. 15.

He was a figurehead in the civil rights movement as an inspirational leader who exemplified nonviolent protests as a form of civil discourse.

He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn.

Below is a graphic detailing some historical facts as they relate to the late MLK Jr.

MLK by the numbers (KSAT)

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