King Martin Luther, Jr.King
, Martin Luther, Jr. 1929–1968.
American cleric whose eloquence and commitment to nonviolent tactics formed the foundation of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Among the many peaceful demonstrations he led was the 1963 March on Washington, at which he delivered his “I have a dream” speech. He won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, during the March on Washington
August 28, 1963