Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

Lifetime Achievements:

1964 Nobel Peace Prize

Awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, by His Majesty, King Gustaf VI Adolph, on October 14, 1964.

Civil and Equality Rights Advocate

International

Nonviolent Protest

Activist

Ordained clergyman

Profession

Husband/Father

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

Founder, 1957, President until his death

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posthumously given by President Jimmy Carter in 1977

Dr. King quote!

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.

Dr. King speech

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.

Dr. King’s state funeral procession

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!”