Star Gent of the Day.
Martin Luther King jnr.
Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 15, 1929,in Atlanta, Georgia, to the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968). He was an American Baptistminister, and activist,who became the most visible spokesperson,and leader in the civil rights movement,from 1954 until his assassination in 1968.
He was best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience.
King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott,and in 1957,he became the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference(SCLC). With the SCLC, he led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia,and helped organize the nonviolent 1963 protests in Birmingham,Alabama.
He also helped organize the 1963 March on Washington,where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
On October 14, 1964,King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.
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.
His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities,citing Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing King,and imprisoned,had been framed or acted in concert with government agents, persisted for decades after the shooting.
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