Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted to bring an end to racial discrimination and ensure all Americans are treated equally regardless of race or gender. In his day, racial discrimination and inequalities of different kinds ... More »

Martin Luther King Jr. led protests that were generally peaceful and not destructive. His protests often had concrete goals, and their tactics were defined well. Many of his protests were part of greater economic strateg... More »

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 socia... More »

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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. More »

Controversy surrounded the unveiling of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. monument in Washington, D.C., due to reactions to a quote inscribed on the statue. Late poet and civil rights leader Dr. Maya Angelou and other criti... More »

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made a huge impact on both national and international society in terms of the Civil Rights Movement. Although there were others before him who fought for civil rights, their impact was not as s... More »

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 28, 1963. His appearance and speech were part of the March on Washington. More »

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