The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
1964 Nobel Peace Prize
Awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, by His Majesty, King Gustaf VI Adolph, on October 14, 1964.
Civil and Equality Rights Advocate
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
Founder, 1957, President until his death
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Posthumously given by President Jimmy Carter in 1977
At birth, he was originally named Michael J. King, Jr., the son of Reverend Michael J. King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. After attending a religious conference in Germany in 1934, his father changed his name to Martin Luther King, Sr., and his son’s name to Martin Luther King, Jr.
He married Coretta Scott and they produced four children: Yolanda, Martin L. III, Dexter Scott and Bernice.
The Reverend Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. organized the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957 and directed the campaign for civil rights and equality until his assassination in 1968.
He organized the National March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs on August 28, 1963. At this event, he delivered the keynote address, “I have a dream…” More than 120,000 people attended this gathering, At that time, it was the largest political rally held on the National Mall.
The Reverend Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. was honoured by a state funeral in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on April 7, 1968.
Naked hugs on Dr. King’s holiday, 2023!
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Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Wednesday, January 18, 2023, and the proposed topic is: “Prevention Routines!”