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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.

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 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).


The King Center Website - Atlanta Georgia - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to advancing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Their programs and partnerships educate the world about his life and his philosophy of nonviolence, inspiring new generations to further his work. | Image credit: The King Center



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | The King Center Channel



Photo Gallery

Martin Luther King Jr. - I Have a Dream Speech

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses the crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream,” speech during the Aug. 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C.  | Image credit: USMC at Wikimedia



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Meets Malcom X

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Meets Malcom X. Both men had come to hear the Senate debate on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. | Image credit: U.S. Library of Congress



Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. | Image credit: Alphabet1995 at Wikimedia



Social Media Comments:

LWV of the US

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. #RestoreTheVRA http://t.co/Cx6B8zP2Fu


Ashwin Sanghi

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. ~Martin Luther King Jr.


Gilliane Hillstrom

RT @DrJennifer: At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love. – Martin Luther King, Jr. #YourUltimateLifePlan


Jaki-Grandma in Tech

The time is always right to do what is right | Martin Luther King Jr | #Quotes #ForceForGood #voom




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.”



More resources:

Martin Luther King Jr. – Biography – Nobelprize.org

In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile, he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. In these years, he led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a coalition of conscience. and inspiring his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”…
During his last year in seminary, King came under the guidance of Morehouse College President Benjamin E. Mays who influenced King’s spiritual development. Mays was an outspoken advocate for racial equality and encouraged King to view Christianity as a potential force for social change. After being accepted at several colleges for his doctoral study, King enrolled at Boston University…
The King family had been living in Montgomery for less than a year when the highly segregated city became the epicenter of the burgeoning struggle for civil rights in America, galvanized by the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954.

Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Nobel Peace Prize lecture, and “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” are among the most revered orations and writings in the English language. His accomplishments are now taught to American children of all races, and his teachings are studied by scholars and students worldwide.

He is the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated in his honor and is the only non-president memorialized on the Great Mall in the nation’s capital. He is memorialized in hundreds of statues, parks, streets, squares, churches, and other public facilities around the world as a leader whose teachings are increasingly relevant to the progress of humankind…

Strength to Love: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Strength To Love - Martin Luther King Jr.

Strength to Love is more than a blueprint, it is a template for personal authenticity in a time when social and economic change depends on personal integrity.

“If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love.” So wrote Coretta Scott King. “I believe it is because this book best explains the central element of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolence,” she continued. “His belief in a divine, loving presence that binds all life.” | Learn more…


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4 responses to The King Center Channel: Advancing the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Atlanta, Georgia

  1. Okezie Nwoka August 10th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    so true.

  2. Okezie Nwoka August 10th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    love you Dr. King. 

  3. writerteacher1 August 10th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    But we can do what we can in our own lives. Be the change we wish to see as Gandhi would urge.

  4. hammondkeysmane9000 August 10th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Not only was he an awesome civic leader for the cause of human and civil rights. But this man was indeed a PREACHER! This is just good “ole” down-home preaching. Listen at the amens pouring in….