Was Martin Luther King Jr. ever President of the United States of America?
Martin Luther King Jr. was not a president. He was a civil rights leader who led marches for freedom, was imprisoned for his beliefs, spoke to the heart of the...
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No, he wasn't. My students and I have discussed this because he is the only one of 3 individuals who has been given the honor of "national holiday" in his honor. [Washington and Columbus]. In some states presidents birthdays are celebrated- how MLK jr.fits in often confuses students. He did have a HUGE influence on the US- but not in the form of President.