Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
American Baptist minister and activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on this day in 1929.
Dr. King was best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights. His Christian beliefs and the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi influenced his advocacy of nonviolence and civil disobedience.
Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 1964.
On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assasinated by James Earl Ray, in Memphis, Tennessee. Many U.S. cities saw riots when the news of Dr. King’s death reached them.