Sunday, January 16, 2011
Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15,1929 - April 4, 1968
civil rights movement from The Seattle Times research. . has now been dead longer than he lived. But what an extraordinary life it was. At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with . At 34, he galvanized the nation with his "I Have a Dream" speech. At 35, he won the . At 39, he was assassinated, but he left a legacy of hope and inspiration that continues today.This Web site, first created by The Seattle Times in 1996, contains the story of a remarkable man, images of a tumultuous time, and perspectives of politicians, academics, students and the many, ordinary citizens whose lives he touched. We invite you to explore it.
Videos: "I have a dream" speech (1963). Last speech (1968).
Nobel Peace Prize organization: Martin Luther King, Jr. biography, Peace Prize acceptance speech 12/10/1964.
Posted by Kathy Meeh