Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil Rights Activist, Minister (1929-1968)

 Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most prominent and well- respected leaders in American history. During the 1950s, King lead the Civil Rights movement and played an integral role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Inspired by Gandhi, he also conducted nonviolent protests through the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

  In 1963, King delivered his most famous speech, I Have A Dream, to a crowd of over 200,000 during a rally at Washington. His convictions and tireless fight against injustice changed the course of American history.

 In 1964, King became the youngest Nobel laureate at age 35. According to, King decided to donate the prize money to the civil rights movement.

  He remains a symbol for the struggles of African-Americans during the Civil Rights Movement.


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Martin Luther King Jr.