"There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies." Martin Luther King Jr.
Baptist minister and activist Martin Luther King Jr (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement whose efforts to end segregation and racial inequality through non-violent means earned him the Nobel Peace Prize. His “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered during the 1963 March on Washington, established him as one of the greatest orators in US history. He was assassinated in 1968. In 1986, Martin Luther King Jr Day, a national federal holiday to honor King, was observed for the first time.