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King's efforts in the civil rights movement led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.
At the White House Rose Garden on November 2, 1983, Former President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor King. Observed for the first time on January 20, 1986, it is called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Was a leader in the Civil rights movement.
Started the Montgomery bus boycott, and ended racial segregation on all Montgomery public buses.
Was Assassinated April 4, 1968 (aged 39) in Memphis,Tennessee.
In 1948, he graduated from Morehouse with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.
He skipped ninth and twelfth grade, and entered Morehouse College at age fifteen without formally graduating from high school.
In 1964 he became the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.
Born on Janurary 15,1929 In Atlanta Georgia.
His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States, and he has become a human rights icon