Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. King was one of the many civil rights activists, during the 1960’s. He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest moments in American and African American history.

In 1948, he graduated from Morehouse with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in sociology, and enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Divinity degree in 1951.  On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. King had a lot to do with the building of our country too, as well as many, many others.

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