Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Today in History: October 14, 1964

Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize becoming the youngest person to receive the award. King was awarded for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination by participating in civil disobedience. In Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968, King was assassinated.
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” -Martin Luther King Jr

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