Sunday, January 16, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15,1929 - April 4, 1968

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement from The Seattle Times research.  Martin Luther King Jr. 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 President John Kennedy. At 34, he galvanized the nation with his "I Have a Dream" speech. At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. 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

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