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Martin Luther King Jr was an inspirational leader, who is known for giving one of the most memorable speeches in world history. Martin Luther King Jr, born on January 15th, became a famous civil rights activist and led the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955. In 1963, at the March on Washington, he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, which is known worldwide. In 1964 Dr. Luther King Jr received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1968 he was assassinated in Mephis, Tennessee, which led to riots in many U.S. cities. The idea of having a Martin Luther King Jr Day was introduced by Representative John Conyers and Senator Edward Brooke. It took about 15 years for this day became a federal holiday. Although in some states they have slighty different names for this, because they combine it with other observances. In 1994 President Bill Clinton signed the law to transform the King Holiday into a day of citizen action voluntuur service. This idea came from U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis. With this change Americans can honor Dr Martin Luther King by doing good deeds and volunteerwork to help others.