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Which Celebrity Did Martin Luther King Recruit for Civil Rights Marches?

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929 and was assassinated on April 4, 1968. King was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the civil rights movement. He was also the son of early civil rights activist and minister Martin Luther King Sr., an African American …

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Why Was Mabel Fairbanks Banned from the Rinks as a Child?

Mabel Fairbanks made her mark in the figure skating industry and was a coach to some well-known ice skaters like Kristi Yamaguchi, the 2012 Olympic champion. With Fairbanks’s remarkable skill in her chosen industry, why was Mabel Fairbanks banned from the rinks as a child? Fairbanks’ Native American ancestry and being African American caused her …

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