Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a champion of civil rights and a dedicated proponent of nonviolent challenges to injustice.

Did you know that during his lifetime, Dr. King received several notable awards for his diligent devotion to human rights issues. In January, 1964, he was the first African-American named Time’s “Man of the Year.” In December of that same year, he became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. And of course, his legacy lives on through those who continue the fight for justice, equality, and positive social change.


This information, and much more, can be found using Gale’s Biography in Context resource. 

Reference: “Martin Luther King, Jr.” Contemporary Black Biography. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 1992. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 15 Jan. 2013.

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