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...
"The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.," is the most accurate biography of the civil rights activist because it is the literary work closest to a first-person account by MLK himself. The book is a collection of his unpublished writings, interviews, recordings and...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. worked to further the cause of the United States civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. His position of nonviolence advanced the push for equal rights of African Americans.