Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressiveness.
|Born||Michael King, Jr.
January 15, 1929
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
|Died||April 4, 1968 (aged 39)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
|Cause of death||Assassination|
|Monuments||Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial|
|Organization||Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)|
|Movement||African-American Civil Rights Movement, Peace movement|
|Religion||Christianity (Baptist (Progressive National Baptist Convention))|
|Spouse(s)||Coretta Scott King (m. 1953–1968; his death)|
Martin Luther King's Speeches
Beyond Vietnam Speech: Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam
The war was doing far more than devastating the hopes of the poor at home...We were taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem.
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The Nobel Peace Prize 1964
Award Ceremony Video
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