Loving your enemies dr martin luther king, jr november 17 1957 “i want to use as a subject from which to preach this morning a very familiar subject, and it is. Any number of historic moments in the civil-rights struggle have been used to identify martin luther king, jr — prime mover of the montgomery bus boycott,. In 1954, martin luther king jr had become pastor of a church in montgomery, alabama always a strong worker for civil rights, king believed in nonviolence,. Mon, jan 18, 2010, martin luther king jr day, federal holiday mon, jan 17, 2011, martin luther king jr day. Mortal shooting of the rev martin luther king, jr, the most prominent leader of the american civil rights movement, on april 4, 1968, as he stood on the second.
Meeting room 225 and lecture room 255 on the 2nd floor of king library are available for meetings and public forums sponsored by organizations and. Legislation signed in 1983 marked the birthday of rev dr martin luther king, jr a federal holiday in 1994, congress designated the martin luther king jr. Martin luther king jr, was born on 15th january 1929 his father was the minister of the ebenezer baptist church in atlanta, georgia it was this vibrant and.
Martin luther king, jr was one of the twentieth century's best-known advocates for nonviolent social change born in atlanta, georgia, king's exceptional. Dr martin luther king, jr, was honored by hofstra university in 1965, less than one year after receiving the nobel peace prize and three years before his. Welcome to the dr martin luther king elementary/middle school web site spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support dr martin luther king jr elementary. Internet movie database lists 50 times that martin luther king jr has been portrayed by actors, including james earl jones and levar burton. The sarcophagus of martin luther king and coretta scott supporters of this assertion said that ray's confession was.
Dr martin luther king, jr, opening address to the 1964 berlin jazz festival: the blues tell the story of life's difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will. On june 5, 1955, martin luther king, jr was awarded a doctorate of philosophy in systematic theology from boston university from that date. Originally founded in 1953 as the midwest boys club, the club was later later renamed in 1969 after slain civil rights leader, dr martin luther king, jr the club. Timeline of martin luther king, jr's life 1929 born at noon on january 15, 1929 parents: the reverend and mrs martin luther king, sr. During the less than 13 years of dr martin luther king, jr's leadership of the modern american civil rights movement, from december, 1955 until april 4, 1968,.
Martin luther king jr changed his name from michael to martin after his father adopted the name martin in honor of the protestant leader martin luther. A half-century ago, martin luther king jr traveled to memphis to support and bring attention to a strike by more than 1,300 city sanitation. Join us as we pay tribute to dr martin luther king, jr his words and selfless actions continue to be an inspiration and never-ending call-to-action for tolerance . Dr martin luther king, jr was a leader in the american civil rights movement and one of the greatest leaders in american history.
On monday, january 15 we will recognize and celebrate the legacy of dr martin luther king, jr for his prominent activism and leadership in. The life and legacy of dr martin luther king jr is observed on the third monday in january throughout most of the united states i usually like to take the day off. His work is remembered and as a tribute to his life, martin luther king jr day is a federal holiday that is celebrated on the third monday of january every year. Martin luther king, jr earned a doctorate in systematic theology from boston university in 1955 he'd previously earned a bachelor of arts from morehouse.