Martin Luther King Jr.


The first nomination for Martin Luther King Jr. arrived to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1963.
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Nominated on 2 occasions for the Nobel Prize in

Submitted 1 nomination, for the Nobel Prize in

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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.


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Martin Luther King Jr. marching in Selma

Martin Luther King Jr. marching past Browns Chapel in Selma, Alabama.

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