Jan 15, · Martin Luther King, Jr., original name Michael King, Jr., (born January 15, , Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.—died April 4, , Memphis, Tennessee), Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mids until his death by assassination in The life of Martin Luther King Jr. Any number of historic moments in the civil-rights struggle have been used to identify Martin Luther King, Jr. — prime mover of the Montgomery bus boycott, keynote speaker at the March on Washington, youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate. But in retrospect, single events are less important than the fact that.
King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December Dr. King is the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Peace at age On February 2, King is arrested in Selma, Alabama during a voting rights demonstration. After President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act into law, Martin Luther King, Jr. turns to socioeconomic. Adult LIfe King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.