Martin Luther King was a Baptist Minister and a Social Activist. He was known for his peaceful protests and his life-changing speeches. King’s “I have a dream” speech is still talked about and referenced in today’s world.
He was a large contributor in the founding of the African American civil rights movement. King also founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and served as its first President.
A few of the protests he organized were the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965, the March of Washington in 1963, the non-violent protests actions in Birmingham Alabama, and was the leader in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955.
All of his actions lead to him receiving a noble peace prize in 1964 followed by many more awards.
Join us in celebrating important people and events in the history of the African diaspora during Black History Month ✊🏾💚❤️💛