Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life as a child centered on his religious life. King's father was a Baptist minister and raised his family with an emphasis on faith. More »

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister in Alabama and Georgia who went on to become one of the leaders of the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. King, then serving as the minister at D... More »

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Civil rights activist Martin Luther King was assassinated by habitual small-time criminal James Earl Ray. King was shot as he stood on the balcony of his Memphis, Tenn. motel room on April 4, 1968. More »

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The main driving force behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s actions was his vision of racial equality as a moral right, explain Vera Chan and Max Zimbert of Yahoo News. During his speeches, King most frequently cited the ... More »

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in the racial and ethnic equality of all people, nonviolent protest and the beloved community. King was a pacifist who patterned his protests after Mahatma Gandhi, who worked for socia... More »

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won hundreds of awards, including the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and the Medal of Freedom. He was the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize at the time. He was also awarded the Spingarn Medal of th... More »

Onelocation to find transcripts of famous speeches given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is The King Center. The site contains an extensive archive of speeches. More »

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