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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination.

Historical Facts

  • A 1934 visit to Germany inspired King's father to change his own name and that of his son to Martin Luther.
  • In 1955, King received his PhD from Boston University and led the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • He became the first non-president to have a memorial erected in his honor on the National Mall in Washington, DC in 2011.

I have a dream...

Martin Luther King, Jr.