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... More »

The active involvement of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the civil rights movement in the United States spans 13 years, beginning in 1955 when he engaged in a boycott against racial segregation in public transportation and e... 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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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on Thursday, April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. King was in Memphis with members of the Southern Christian Leader... 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 responsible for leading the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. He delivered a speech in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial called "I Have a Dream" in which he stated he wanted to end racism ... More »

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Martin Luther King spoke at over 2,500 public events and delivered up to 450 speeches per year, but no one really knows how many speeches he gave. Scholars disagree over what distinguishes his speeches from his sermons o... More »