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Martin Luther King Jr. | Lionbliss

Updated: Jan 20, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an African American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. He was the son of early civil rights activist Martin Luther King Sr.


  • Montgomery bus boycott

  • Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom

  • Youth March for Integrated Schools

  • Albany Movement

  • Birmingham campaign

  • Walk to Freedom

  • March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

  • St. Augustine movement

  • Selma to Montgomery marches

  • Chicago Open Housing Movement

  • March Against Fear

  • Memphis sanitation strike

  • Poor People's Campaign

Notable Content

The Last Sunday Sermon of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

America's Chief Moral Dilemma | Berkeley 5/17/1967

Starts with space but highlights the poverty of the spirit. We have not learned the simple law of walking amongst each other as brothers and sisters.

A genuine leader is a molder of consensus.

  • Coward - is it safe?

  • Expedience - is it polity?

  • Vanity - is it popular

  • Conscience - is it popular

"There are times in life that you must take a stand that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but you take it because it is right, and that is where I stand."

MLK Talks 'New Phase' Of Civil Rights Struggle, 11 Months Before His Assassination | NBC News

Random Notes

MLK Day 2022 was used to talk about ending the filibuster...


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