According to Encyclopedia Britannica, FBI surveillance files released in the 1970s under the Freedom of Information Act showed that Martin Luther King Jr. did cheat on his wife. A number of serious academic studies of hi... More »

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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Martin Luther King Jr. was a driving force behind various civil rights reforms in the United States because he believed in freedom for all people. He received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work. More »

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Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and fatally wounded by a sniper's bullet while standing on a second floor balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. He was in Memphis to endorse s... 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 »

In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent activism in the struggle to secure civil rights for African American citizens. Many people consider this recognition of King’s role in ... More »

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. on April 4, 1968. King was assassinated by James Earl Ray and was hit by the sniper's bullet at 6:01 p.m. When King was shot, he was standing on the balcony at ... More »

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