- Martin Luther King was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement
|How tall was Martin Luther King Jr?
||169 cm / 5 ft 7 in
|When was Martin Luther King Jr born?
||15 January 1929
|When did Martin Luther King Jr die? / Died
||04 April 1968
|How many years did Martin Luther King Jr live? / Lived
|Where was Martin Luther King Jr born?
||Atlanta, Georgia, USA
|Where did Martin Luther King Jr die? / Deathplace
||Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Who was Martin Luther King Jr? / Facts
- He is well known for his speech "I Have A Dream" (1963, during the March on Washington), being recognized as one of the greatest orators in US
- He won many awards: Nobel Peace Prize (1964 - for fighting racial inequality through nonviolent resistance), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977), Grammy Hall of Fame (2012), Time's Person of the Year (1963)
- He fought for civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience, according to Christian beliefs
- He organized lots of boycotts and protests
- He was assassinated in 1968, April 4th, in Memphis, Tennessee, as he planned to occupy Washington, D.C., his movement being called "The Poor People's Campaign"
- The essay "Civil Disobedience" writtem by Henry David Thoreau reaaly changed him
- David T. Howard Elementary
- Booker T. Washington High School
- Atlanta's Morehouse College
- Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania and Boston University
- Boston University
- Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
- The time is always right to do what is right.
- Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?
- I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.