Martin Luther King

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  • His birthdate

    He was born the 15th of January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • His Theology degree

    He obtained his Theology degree from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester.
  • He as a pastor

    He became a pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • He as a president

    He was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement.
  • Spingarn Medal

    Spingarn Medal
    In 1957, he was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
  • "I have a dream" speech

    "I have a dream" speech
    The most important day of his career was the day he gave the speech "I have a dream" in Washington, attended by more than 250.000 people. In his speech, as a anti-racism activist, he talked about all the black people's dreams of having the same rights as white people.
  • Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

    Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
    He won the Nobel Peace Prize for leading nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in the USA.
  • American Liberties Medallion

    He was awarded the American Liberties Medallion by the American Jewish Committee for his "exceptional advancement of the principles of human liberty"
  • His death

    His death
    On the evening of April 4th 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was going to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of the city, he was murdered.