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To mark the 50th anniversary of dr martin luther king jr's assassination, brookings experts weighed in on his contributions to the civil rights movement, his legacy, and the state of race. The montgomery improvement association (mia) coordinated the boycott, and its president, martin luther king, jr, became a prominent civil rights leader as international attention focused on montgomery the bus boycott demonstrated the potential for nonviolent mass protest to successfully challenge racial segregation and served as an example. Twenty years after dr martin luther king, jr proclaimed to the world his dream for equality, public law 98-144 was enacted, designating the third monday in january as a federal holiday commemorating dr king's birthday.
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