At 35-years-old he became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

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At 35-years-old he became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

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  • Dr. King was a pastor from Atlanta, Georgia who became the most celebrated figure of the Civil Rights movement.
  • In late 1955, he accepted the NAACP led leadership of the bus boycott to protest segregation. The boycott lasted 382 days and on December 21, 1956 the Supreme Court of the United States finally declared unconstitutional the laws requiring segregation on buses.
  • He was subjected to arrest, having his home bombed and abuse and was eventually assassinated.
  • Drawing from his Christian beliefs and non-violent ideas he led the Civil Rights movement traveling over six million miles and speaking over twenty-five hundred times between 1957 and 1968.
  • At 35-years-old he became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • His Washington, D.C. address, of “l Have a Dream”, given in front of 250,000 people is seen as one of the defining moments of modern history.

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