Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent campaign against racism.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Lecture.
Martin Luther King Jr. held his acceptance speech in the auditorium of the University of Oslo in Norway on 10 December 1964.
The first nomination arrived to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in January 1963. Not until 2014, the nominators were revealed.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s close aide and fellow civil rights icon Jesse Jackson reflects on the highs and lows in the journey towards realising King’s dream. Jackson shared his thoughts at the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm where the Martin Luther King Jr. exhibition ‘A Right to Freedom’ runs until 15 September 2019.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and work are a fascinating part of an important stage of 20th-century history. His ideas extend far beyond his own time and the society in which he lived. Discrimination and conflicts because of skin colour or ethnicity manifest themselves in a variety of contexts in our own world.
904 individuals and 24 organizations have been awarded Nobel Prizes so far. See the full list of all Nobel Laureates, awarded for "the benefit of humankind".
Violinist Lisa Batiashvili, praised for her virtuosity and profound sensitivity, was the soloist at the 2018 Nobel Prize Concert. Conductor Karina Canellakis led the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, policy makers and the general public joined in an inspiring discussion about "Water matters". Watch a video of the event here.
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded on 10 December in a formal ceremony at the Oslo City Hall. Watch the 2018 ceremony here.
The Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature and the Prize in Economic Sciences are awarded at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Watch the ceremony here.
The forum 2018 invites international dialogue on “How to solve the climate crisis?” Keynote speaker is Al Gore, former U.S. Vice-President and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Watch the event here.
On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will in Paris, France. The Swedish dynamite millionaire, who thought that his invention would end all wars, had now realised that it was a very deadly product. Wanting to make amends, he did what no man of such wealth had done before ...
On 10 December 1901 the first Nobel Prizes were awarded, in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. Read more about the first prizes.
Chemist, engineer and industrialist Alfred Nobel left 31 million SEK (today about 265 million dollar) to fund the Nobel Prizes. Read more about his life and work.
The new Nobel Prize Lessons about this year's prizes are reliable and easy to use. Find the teacher's guides, slides, manuscripts and videos to use for free here. Print the texts for students and then start the class.
Kary B. Mullis was awarded the 1993 Chemistry Prize for his invention of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method. PCR has been of major importance in both medical research and forensic science.
Novelist and 1993 Literature Laureate Toni Morrison has passed away aged 88. Morrison's works revolve around African-Americans; both their history and their situation in our own time.
Physics Laureate Robert Schrieffer, awarded for the theoretical explanation of the phenomenon of superconductivity, passed away on 27 July, age 88.
Physics Laureate Murray Gell-Mann passed away on 24 May. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions.