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
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.