Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known for his leadership in the American Civil Rights Movement, specifically the March on Washington, his "I Have a Dream" speech and the March for Voting Rights. His advocacy for non-... More »

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated to commemorate not only the legacy of King's civil rights achievements, but also to celebrate and be reminded of his dreams of tolerance and equality. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day... 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 »

Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. While giving the speech, he was standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. 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 gave his "I Have a Dream" speech on Aug. 28, 1963. The speech was delivered as part of the March on Washington, an organized effort by civil rights groups to promote legislation intended to end racial ... More »

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a humanitarian and social reformer who fought for African-American civil rights during the 1950s and 60s. He was assassinated in 1968. More »

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