Martin Luther King Jr.’s Major Milestones

20th Jan 2014 / By Irene S
Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes


Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Today is the day we remember the accomplishments of a courageous man that dared to dream, act and shape the history of this country. His legacy lives on and will serve as an inspiration for hundreds of generations to come. Here are several milestones from his lifetime that we will never forget.

1955: Received a Ph.D. in systematic theology. He also also led the Montgomery, AL bus boycott.

1958: Published the book Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story.

1963: Delivered his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

1964: Won the Nobel Peace Prize.

1965: Organized a mass march from Selma to Montgomery, AL, that created national support for federal voting-rights legislation.

Read and share his famous quotes:

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous quotes | JustFab blog

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After King criticizes the FBI’s failure to protect civil rights workers, the agency’s director J. Edgar Hoover denounces King as "the most notorious liar in the country." A week later he states that SCLC is "spearheaded by Communists and moral degenerates."

karen barsan
karen barsan

 Love the post of his many inspirational comments. Truly he was a king!

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