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Martin Luther King arrived in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968, to show continued support for a sanitation workers' strike. His arrival set in motion the events that would result in his murder the next day and in the arrest of James Earl Ray more than two months lat...


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 Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama...


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 social change without using violence.


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.


Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in a number of interrelated principles that served as the foundation of his social activism, including Christianity, non-violence and racial equality. King viewed his Civil Rights work from a spiritual perspective and attempted to distan...


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 the National Association for the Advancement of Colo...


Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential leader of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, an advocate of nonviolence and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was known as a powerful speaker and is memorialized around the world for his leadership and teachings.