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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY

Profile America — Tuesday, January 15th.  Dr. Martin Luther King would be 84 years old today.  The civil rights leader, minister, and recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was born in 1929 and assassinated in 1968.  Next Monday is a national holiday, honoring his memory and life's work, appropriate in a month that also sees the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  America's diverse population of some 308 million enjoys the civil rights Dr. King advocated, including 224 million whites, more than 42 million African-Americans, over 14.5 million Asians and about 3 million American Indians and Alaska natives.  Just over 50 million of the U.S. population is of Hispanic origin.  Profile America is in its 16th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin: 2010 
U.S. Census Bureau, State & County QuickFacts

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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