Martin Luther King, Jr.

charleene, 30 July 2008, No comments
Categories: Civil Rights

Martin Luther King: I Have a Dream Print by Don Miller

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968) is considered one of the greatest political activists in this century. He was committed to racial equality in the United States and he accomplished a great deal in his life. He was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. After he graduated from college and got married, Dr. King became a minister. He moved to Alabama with his family and began his work with political activism. During the 1950’s, he participated in the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott and many more peaceful demonstrations. He won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. Since his death, the country has celebrated a national holiday in his name each year in January. He is and was a very celebrated and loved humanitarian.

 

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