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(1)___(Contemporary)young people may be able to list the many accomplishments of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. They may know that he was a civil rights leader who aspired to achieve racial harmony and was a(n)(2)____(Charisma) of peaceful but direct action. They may know that he fought the discrimination against blacks that was so (3)____ (extrovert)in our country in the 1950's and 1960's. They may also know that he received a great deal of acclaim for his work. For example, in 1964 he won the Nobel Peace Prize. They may even(4)____(prevalent)that he is the most important social reformer in the history of our nation. But can the young really know the (5)____,(poignant) the powerful personal magnetism of this man? He was a perfect blend of quiet, considerate thinker and bold, outspoken(6)_____.(Quest) When Dr. King spoke, people listened. He had such a forceful yet(7)______(contend) way of speaking that those who heard him felt his message deep within. For most, this meant a stronger belief in and respect for the man and his ideals. (8)___,(conversely) for bigots, it meant hatred and fear of what he stood for. Dr. King's(9)_____(proponent) for equal rights for all was clear when he said", I have a dream that this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal." He gave his time, his leadership, and, in the end, his life. His murder was a(10)_____(traumatic)event in the lives of many Americans, who never fully recovered form that awful day. But because of Martin Luther King, American live with greater dignity. And many have taken up his fight against inequities of racism.

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