Martin Luther King Jr.

A man with a dream.

Raised in the south

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King.

March on Washington, 1963

King, representing the SCLC, was among the leaders of the so-called "Big Six" civil rights organizations who were instrumental in the organization of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which took place on August 28, 1963.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times.

Nobel Peace Prize

At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.

DJ Don Welch