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Martin Luther King Jr.

"I have a dream" speech- His best speech

On the 23rd August 1963 in Washington, King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, it is a 17-minute public speech

By speaking the way he did, he educated, inspired and informed not only the people there, but people throughout America and unborn generations


Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15th 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia

King sang with his church choir at the 1939 Atlanta premiere of the movie Gone with the Wind

His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931

Growing up in Atlanta, King attended Booker T. Washington High School

He skipped both the ninth and the twelfth grade and entered Morehouse College at age fifteen without formally graduating from high school

In 1948 he graduated from Morehouse, which was a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology,

King married Coretta Scott, on June 18, 1953

In 1954, Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama when he was twenty-five years old

King then began doctoral studies in systematic theology at Boston University and received his Doctor of Philosophy on June 5, 1955

He was a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

In 1955 he accepted the leadership of the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in the United States

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, a seminal episode in the U.S. civil rights movement, was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama. The campaign lasted from December 1, 1955, when Rosa Parks, an African American woman, was arrested for refusing to surrender her seat to a white person, to December 20, 1956, when a federal ruling, Browder v. Gayle, took effect, and led to a United States Supreme Court decision that declared the Alabama and Montgomery laws requiring segregated buses to be unconstitutional. Many important figures in the civil rights movement took part in the boycott, including Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Abernathy. In 1944, athletic star Jackie Robinson took a similar stand in a confrontation with a United States Army officer in Fort Hood, Texas, by refusing to move to the back of a bus. Robinson was brought before a court-martial, which acquitted him. The NAACP had...

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

Albany movement

Birmingham campaign

Peaceful March on Washington

Bloody Sunday March, 17 1965

Chicago, 1966

Opposition to the Vietnam war

Poor People's Campaign in 1968

On April 4th 1968 Dr King was shot dead in the southern US city of Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a march of sanitation workers protesting against low wages and poor working conditions

Facts about King Jr.

He was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement

He was known for his role in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world

He was using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

He has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.

In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times

More than 730 cities in the United States have streets named after King

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


At the age of thirty-five, in 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize

1965 King was awarded the American Liberties Medallion by the American Jewish Committee for his "exceptional advancement of the principles of human liberty"

In 1959, King was awarded the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

In 1966, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America awarded King the Margaret Sanger Award for "his courageous resistance to bigotry and his lifelong dedication to the advancement of social justice and human dignity"

In 1971, King was posthumously awarded the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for "Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam"

Six years later, the Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded to King by Jimmy Carter.

In 1963, King was named Time Person of the Year

in 2000, King was voted sixth in the Person of the Century poll by the same magazine

In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed King on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans