MLK jr was a Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King is remembered for his non-violent protests against segregation and his "I Have a Dream" speech.
He played a pivotal role in advancing civil rights in America and has won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to fight racial inequality in a non-violent matter.
Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech to a massive group of civil rights marchers gathered around the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC. He also did his march in Washington. He was shot at the Lorraine motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 1964 MLK jr was named "Man of the Year" by Time Magazine
In 1963 he gave his "I Have a Dream Speech
In 1968 he gave his final speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop," and he was shot the day after
Martin Luther king was the most important voice of the American Civil Rights movement. Without him, minorities across the United States would probably not have the rights and equality they have today. He also proved to the world how effective nonviolent resistance is. His legacy will be remembered forever.