#111 Overall Influence

Martin Luther King Jr.

American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement


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From Wikipedia

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. He was the son of early civil rights activist and minister Martin Luther King Sr.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Crozer Theological Seminary

Pennsylvania seminary

Morehouse College

African American men's college in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Boston University

Private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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#2 World Rank
Political Science
#55 World Rank
Religious Studies
#265 World Rank