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Martin Luther King Jr.

1929- 1968

American Civil Rights Campaigner

Civil rights crusader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He studied at Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary and Boston University, from which he received a PhD in 1955. In 1954, he became a minister at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

A gifted orator and writer, King achieved national prominence when he helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott. In 1957, he established the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The conference, under King's direction, led civil rights protest actions throughout the country.

King's most memorable action was the 1963 March on Washington, in which 250,000 persons participated. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in April 1968. He was 39 years old.

Bibliography:

Paterson, Lille, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Freedom Movement,. New York: Facts on File. 1989.

Albert, Peter and Ronald Hoffman. We shall Overcome: Martin Luther King and the Black Freedom Sturggle. New York: Pantheon Books. 1991.

Oates, Stephen B. Let the Trumpet Sound : A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. 1994. Harperperennial Lib.

Kallen, Stuart A. Martin Luther King, Jr. : A Man and His Dream. (I Have a Dream). 1993. Abdo & Daughters.
Friedly, Michael/Gal. Martin Luther King, Jr. : The FBI File . 1993. Carroll & Graf Pub. Inc.

Fisher, William Harvey. Free at Last : A Bibliography of Martin Luther King, Jr. 7. Scarecrow Press.

McGriggs, Lee August. Odyssey of Martin Luther King, Jr . 1978. Univ. Pr. Amer.

Bleiweiss, Robert M. Marching to Freedom: the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.1978. New Amer. Lib.

Martin Luther King Jr. the Philosophy of Non-Violence a Decision-Making Pl. 1978. Stevens & Shea Pub.

Garrow, David J. Protest at Selma : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Voting Rights Act. 1980. Yale U. Pr.

Rahming, Philip A. Martin Luther King, Jr. : His Religion, His Philosophy. 1986. Exposition Press.

Pyatt, Sherman E. Martin Luther King, Jr. : An Annotated Bibliography. 1986. Greenwood Pub. Group