Martin Luther King Jr.

Prize presentation

Martin Luther King Jr. received his Nobel Peace Prize in the auditorium of the University of Oslo on 10 December 1964, from Mr Jahn, Chairman of the Nobel Committee.

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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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