Martin Luther King Jr. was the most important voice of the American civil rights movement, which worked for equal rights for all. He was famous for using nonviolent resistance to overcome injustice, and he never got tired of trying to end segregation laws that prevented blacks from entering places such as restaurants, hotels, and public schools.
He also did all he could to make people realize that “all men are created equal.” Because of his great work, in 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the youngest person ever to receive this high honor. King was also a Baptist minister. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, when he was just 39 years old. His birthday is now observed as a national holiday on the third Monday in January.
Every January, we pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential leaders the world has ever known. To celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s tireless and inspirational work of the civil rights movement in the United States.
Dr. King’s work continues to serve as a model of leadership excellence. It was wonderful how he was able to rally people to support his equal rights cause, making the world a better place for us all. He was willing to do whatever it took to make a difference.
To view Dr. King giving his famous “I have a Dream”speech, use this link.