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This day in 1929: Martin Luther King, Jr. born

CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- It was on this day in 1929 that Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

The American civil rights leader was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.   At 35 years old, he was the youngest man to have received the prize.  On the evening of April 4, 1968, King was assassinated at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Martin Luther King Day honors the civil rights leader this Monday. 

Today in Cedar Falls, the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Multicultural Education is planning a special event in honor of King.  A discussion and presentation are being held this afternoon in the upper level of the Maucker Union on Campus.

A discussion will be at 3:30 p.m. and a lecture at 7:00 p.m.

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