Birth Name:
Michael King Jr., later changed to Martin Luther King Jr.

Entered Morehouse College at 15, Ph.D. from Boston University.

Ordained Minister: Became a Baptist minister at 19.

Nonviolent Resistance:
Inspired by Gandhi, studied principles in India.

Youngest Nobel Prize Winner:
Received Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 at 35.

Letter from Birmingham Jail: Iconic letter written during 1963 imprisonment.

March on Washington: Delivered "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

Opposition to Vietnam War:
Extended activism beyond civil rights.

Man of the Year: Named Time magazine's "Man of the Year" in 1963.

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Killed on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.

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