Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929 - 1968)
Dr. King was a clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 60s. Dr. King was pastor in the Baptist church, and earned his Ph.D. in theology from Boston University.
Dr. King was inspired by the non-violent activism of Mahatma Ghandi and developed a similar strategy in organizing the protests against the segregationist policies of the American South.
His most memorable moment came at the March on Washington in 1963 when he delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech on the steps of Lincoln Memorial. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964
Dr. King was assassinated in 1968 at a motel in Memphis, TN.
To learn more about his life and legacy visit http://www.thekingcenter.org
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