Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was known for his civil rights accomplishments throughout his lifetime. The Baptist preacher was best known for his moving speeches, including the "I Have a Dream" speech he gave before an esti... More »

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent leader of the civil rights movement in the United States. During the late 1950s through the late 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. organized protests, proposed legislation and spoke abo... 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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Unusual and little-known facts about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. include the fact that he was a frequent smoker. In addition, he had run-ins with the FBI after his "I Have a Dream" speech. More »

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested 30 times. All of Dr. King's arrests followed nonviolent protests against racial segregation and injustice in the American South. More »

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Between 1958 and 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested 30 times for demonstrating and participating in non-violent protests against segregation. During his 1963 imprisonment, he wrote "Letter from Birmingham Jai... More »

James Earl Ray was arrested for, and later confessed to, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The shooting of Dr. King occurred in Memphis, Tennessee on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968. More »

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