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Martin Luther King, Jr

Martin Luther King, Jr

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam War.  King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.

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'I've Been to the Mountaintop': The Final Speech

Delivered on the eve of his assassination, King had arrived in Memphis to join striking santitation workers demanding dignity and better working conditions

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Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

Speech delivered at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967

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Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

Speech delivered at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967

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Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam

Martin Luther King, Jr ·


Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam

Martin Luther King, Jr ·


Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam

Martin Luther King, Jr ·


Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam

Martin Luther King, Jr ·


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