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“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character”. On 28 August in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke these immortal words to a crowd of over 200,000 people…

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Question: When was Martin Luther King, Jr. born? Answer: Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on Tuesday, 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Question: What were the names of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s family members? Answer: Martin Luther King, Jr. was the second child and first son to the Reverend Martin Luther King and Alberta…

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Award ceremony speech

Presentation Speech by Gunnar Jahn, Chairman of the on 10 December 1964 Not many years have passed since the name Martin Luther King became known all over the world. Nine years ago, as leader of the Negro people in Montgomery in the state of Alabama, he launched a campaign to secure for Negroes the right…

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Nominations

From the archives of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The first Peace Prize nomination for Martin Luther King Jr. The first nomination for Martin Luther King Jr. arrived to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1963. , awarder of the Nobel Peace Prize since 1901, received this nomination from an earlier Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, , (The…

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Martin Luther King Jr. marches with other religious leaders and activists past Browns Chapel in Selma, Alabama, during the second attempted march to Montgomery. (Photo by © Flip Schulke/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)   The Swedish version of this lesson can be found on the This is a step-by-step timetable for a Nobel Prize Lesson –…

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Educational

 The way to the Nobel Peace Prize – Martin Luther King, Jr. was nominated for the first time in 1964, the same year as he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. – In total there were 43 nominees. – He received two nominations: From the American Friends of Service Committee and from eight members of…

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Nominations

The first nomination for Martin Luther King Jr. arrived to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1963. Nominated on 2 occasions for the Nobel Prize in Submitted 1 nomination, for the Nobel Prize in To cite this page MLA style: “Martin Luther King Jr. – Nominations”. Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 22 Jun 2018. <http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-nomination.html>

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Biographical

Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family’s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from…

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