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- NBC News Interview: On March 28, 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press to discuss his historic five-day march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
He was a Baptist minister and civil rights leader best known for his role in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. In 1955, he led the Montgomery Bus Boycott and became president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957.
Dr. King also also helped to organize the March on Washington, where he delivered his well-known “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work in combating racial inequality through nonviolence.
Selma to Montgomery March
In 1965, he and the SCLC helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery March, also known as Bloody Sunday, to help with the voting rights movement in Selma. During the 12 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, African Americans made more progress toward racial equality in America than in the previous 350 years.
American Civil Rights Legacy
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Later that year, his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, founded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, GA (USA).
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In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
Born at noon on Tuesday, January 15, 1929 at the family home in Atlanta, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the first son and second child born to the Reverend Martin …