Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • The Birth of a Leader

    The Birth of a Leader
    Martin Luther King Jr. was born into this household in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929.
  • Martin tends his flock

    Martin tends his flock
    Martin became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. He considered going into medicine and law, but he decided to go into the same occupation as his father and grandfather.
  • Rise to Prominence

    Rise to Prominence
    Bus Boycott Martin became a prominent figure in the Civil Rights Movement. He lead the bus boycott for 382 days until the Supreme Court ruled that segregated buses were unconstitutional. During the boycott, King was arrested and assaulted many times.
  • Martin's Dream

    Martin's Dream
    I Have a Dream On August 28th, 1963, Martin led a peaceful March on Washington with about a quarter of a million people. They marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Monument, where he gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • Nobel Peace Prize

    Nobel Peace Prize
    Nobel Peace Prize Martin Luther King, Jr. became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize at age 35. Along with the prestige of the award, it also came with a sum of $54,123. Martin donated all that money to advance the Civil Rights Movement.
  • The World Mourns a Great Loss

    The World Mourns a Great Loss
    The Loss of a Leader Martin was in Memphis, Tennessee to lead a protest march for striking garbage workers when he was assassinated on his motel balcony. The world lost a great person.
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    Martin Luther King Jr.