When Did Martin Luther King Receive the Nobel Peace Prize?

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Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 14, 1964; he was informed of this honor while resting in a hospital room in Atlanta. The award was physically presented to him on December 10, 1964 in the city of Oslo, Norway.

Martin Luther King Jr. elected to distribute the monetary prize that he received in conjunction with the Nobel Peace Prize among other prominent civil rights groups around the world. This prize had a monetary value of approximately $54,000 and was shared with groups such as the Gandhi Society for Human Rights and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.