Books to Inspire You on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day commemorates the Civil Rights leader's birthday; since 1994, the holiday has been marked as a National Day of Service, meant to encourage Americans to live out King's message of peace. If you're feeling the spirit of community, let it permeate your reading list; these books are all about other influential leaders, men and women who were — and are — also committed to tolerance and equality.

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