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Infographic: Martin Luther King, Jr. By the Numbers

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(FILES) In this December 1, 2011 file photo, the Martin Luther King, Jr sculpture is seen at the MLK Memorial in Washington, DC.  Today, January 19, 2015 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an American federal holiday marking King's birthday, January 15. Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States. AFP PHOTO / KAREN BLEIER / FILESKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images
(FILES) In this December 1, 2011 file photo, the Martin Luther King, Jr sculpture is seen at the MLK Memorial in Washington, DC. Today, January 19, 2015 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an American federal holiday marking King's birthday, January 15. Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States. AFP PHOTO / KAREN BLEIER / FILESKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty ImagesKAREN BLEIER / AFP - Getty Images

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday is 30 years old Monday, but the passion and reach of the famed pastor, Nobelist and leader of the African-American civil rights movement dates back to his youth in Atlanta. Here's a look at some of the numbers around King and his legacy:

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