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Top 10 Most Memorable Moments of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Life

Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement and he is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. He lived s life full with happenings and at the age of 35, he was the youngest man that ever received the Nobel Peace Prize. In this article we’ve made a review of his life and we’ve collected Top 10 Most Memorable Moments of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Life. On a day like this, we can only celebrate the life of one of the greatest orators in American history and make a commitment that we’ll never forget his work and speeches!

On December 5, 1955 he is elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, making him the official spokesman for the boycott


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In 1957, King forms the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to fight segregation and achieve civil rights


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On May 17 1957, Dr. King speaks to a crowd of 15,000 in Washington, D.C.


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In 1958, King’s first book, Stride Toward Freedom, is published


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In 1963, during the eleven days he spent in jail, MLK writes his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail


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On May 10 1963, the Birmingham agreement is announced. The stores, restaurants, and schools will be desegregated, hiring of blacks implemented, and charges dropped


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The March on Washington held August 28 is the largest civil rights demonstration in history with nearly 250,000 people in attendance


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At the march, King makes his famous I Have a Dream speech


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King is awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1964


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At sunset on April 4 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee


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