Historical Who is Who

KING Martin Luther

1929 - 1968
United States


Baptist Christian pastor, moved by personal faith, social science and theological realism to challenge the violence of race relations and war. His role in creating the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and subsequent campaigning were central to the Civil Rights movement in the USA, and his powerful speechmaking had extensive and lasting impact. His reputation has been the subject of vicious distortion and attack, fuelled by the same kind of prejudice that led to his assassination.




'I have a dream' speech (5 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vDWWy4CMhE

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