King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

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Dates:
Birth 1929-01-15
Death 1968-04-04
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia –d. April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize and in 1965, he helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches. He was a graduate of Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and Boston University. He was assisnated in Mephis Tennessee.

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Subjects:

  • Labor unions
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
  • African Americans
  • Social integration
  • Clergy--Interviews
  • Discrimination in housing
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Public opinion
  • Segregation in transportation
  • Baptists
  • Saxophone and piano music
  • Church and minorities
  • Civil rights movement
  • College students--Political activity
  • African American clergy
  • School integration
  • African Americans--Civil rights--United States
  • Public opinion
  • Civil rights workers--Interviews
  • Civil rights
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Photograph collections
  • Voter registration
  • Civil rights--Societies, etc
  • March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
  • Discrimination in education
  • Saxophone music
  • Race relations--Religious aspects--Christianity
  • Civil rights workers
  • Nonviolence
  • Discrimination in employment
  • African Americans--Civil rights
  • Church and social problems--Baptists

Occupations:

  • Clergy
  • Civil rights leaders
  • Performer

Places:

  • Philadelphia, PA, US
  • Birmingham, AL, US
  • Albany, GA, US
  • Chicago, IL, US