Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a truly incredible American who led the Million Man March fighting for equality. He is best known for his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Although slavery was over, in the 1960s people were still fighting for equal rights under the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. He used his true gift of public speaking to inspire and motivate Americans everywhere in the fight for civil rights. Tragically, his life was cut short after being assassinated in April of 1968. The impact of his life and legacy on racial equality in America is immeasurable.
He was born in Atlanta, GA.
He held a bachelors degree from Morehouse College, divinity degree from Crozer Seminary and doctorate from Boston University.
He received the Nobel Prize for Peace on December 10, 1964.
He always advocated for peaceful methods of activism and protest.
He was married to Coretta Scott King.