Martin Luther Kings most famous speech, "I Have A Dream", was preformed in Washington, DC during the March on Washington
Martin Luther King Jr's father was a minister who discouraged any form of class superiority, which left a lasting impression on Martin. He skipped ninth and eleventh grade in high school. Through his adolescence he questioned his faith and didn't join his fathers ministry until Junior year when he took a bible study class and restored his faith.
Take On Civil Rights
Martin Luther King supported a non-violent approach to the Civil Rights Movement. He explains this in his quote: “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” He heavily supported peaceful protest and was willing to forgive after change had been made: “He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.”
“One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” - Letter from Birmingham Jail MLK
Organizations Belonged To
Martin Luther King Junior was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee where he was supporting a sanitation workers strike.
Martin Luther King was a starting member of the SCLC. The SCLC's roots can be traced back to the Montgomery bus boycott