The following links provide access to the text and words of these famous Martin Luther King speeches:
Martin Luther King Speeches
Martin Luther King Speech - I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King Speech - Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance
Martin Luther King Speech - I See the Promised Land
Martin Luther King Speech - I've Been to the Mountaintop
Martin Luther King Speech - Birth of a New Nation
Martin Luther King Speech - Beyond Vietnam - A Time to Break Silence
Martin Luther King Speech - Where do we go from here
Martin Luther King Speech - Loving your Enemies
Martin Luther King Speech - Our God is marching on
Martin Luther King Speech - Lincoln Memorial Address
Martin Luther King Jr. Speeches
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest and most inspiring orators in US history and it is therefore only fitting that this section is dedicated to the inspirational and famous Martin Luther King Speeches.
Timeline and Facts about Martin Luther King Jr.
The following timeline and facts about Martin Luther King Jr. will provide a depth and insight into the famous Martin Luther King Speeches:
- Fact 1 - Martin Luther King Jr. was the son of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King.
- Fact 2 - He was born in Atlanta, Georgia
- Fact 3 - Date of Birth of Martin Luther King was January 15, 1929
- Fact 4 - Date of death: April 4, 1968 (he died at the age of 39)
- Fact 5 - Graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and then Morehouse College
- Fact 6 - Attended Crozer Theological Seminary and was ordained to the Baptist ministry, February 25, 1948
- Fact 7 - In 1951 he entered Boston University and in 1953 he married Coretta Scott and lived in Montgomery, Alabama
- Fact 8 - In 1955 he joined the bus boycott after the arrest of Rosa Parks and then in 1957 formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to fight against segregation and for civil rights
- Fact 9 - In 1960 MLK was arrested during a sit-in at a restaurant and was sentenced to four months in jail. He was released following the intervention of John and Robert Kennedy
- Fact 10 - In 1960 MLK was arrested again and wrote his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail
On his release MLK led 125,000 people on a Freedom Walk in Detroit followed by the March on Washington where he led 250,000 people in the largest civil rights demonstration in history and made the famous and inspiring I Have a Dream speech. JFK was assassinated in the same year.
- Fact 11 - In 1964 MLK was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
- Fact 12 - In 1966 MLK begin the March Against Fear and starts the campaign to end discrimination in schools, housing and employment
- Fact 13 - April 4, 1968 MLK delivered the "I've Been to the Mountaintop speech" and was shot and killed whilst standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
- Fact 14 - Martin Luther King was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize (1964), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977, posthumous) and the Congressional Gold Medal (2004, posthumous)
Martin Luther King Speeches
The above links provide access to the text and words of the famous MLK speeches "A Time to Break Silence speech", "I See the Promised Land speech", "I've Been to the Mountaintop speech", "Birth of a New Nation speech", "I Have a Dream speech" and his Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech'.
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