Martin Luther King Jr.
Facts about Martin Luther King
- In 1955, he took leadership of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
- In 1957, along with other civil rights activists Martin Luther King Jr. founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to organize and conduct non-violent protests for civil rights.
- On August 28th 1963, at a historic march in Washington DC for jobs, freedom, racial equality and the end of discrimination Martin Luther King delivered his “I have a dream” speech.
- On October 14th 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest man (age 35) to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through non-violence.
- Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested many times during his protests for civil rights.