Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American minister who led a life of peaceful, active protest against the crippling injustice of racial segregation and poverty in America until his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee on 4 April 1968. From 1955 through 1968, Dr. King led and influenced nonviolent protests for civil rights with integrity of purpose and commitment. Across the Nation, the American people joined him in peaceful protests against poverty and injustice. In 1963 alone, Dr. King led 125,000 people in a Freedom Walk held in Detroit, Michigan and 250,000 people at the March on Washington, D.C., which culminated with him delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech upon the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. Recognized for his work in leading peaceful change, Dr. King was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. King continued his selfless work in civil rights traveling from city to city until his tragic death in 1968.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.