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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As an integral player in the Civil Rights Movement, Coretta Scott King was the first woman to deliver a statutory sermon at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Through her speeches and advocacy, she also helped secure the pa... More »

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King was assassinated by habitual small-time criminal James Earl Ray. King was shot as he stood on the balcony of his Memphis, Tenn. motel room on April 4, 1968. 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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