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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was a significant human rights leader in the U.S. civil rights movement. He has been honored internationally for the profound impact of his achievements.
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This category is to waymark the tributes and notable locations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Statues, plaques, tablets, murals, buildings named in dedication, streets named in dedication, museums, and historical locations specific to the work and life of Dr. King are included in this category. Historical locations must have documented support from a book, periodical or website. See the Posting a New Waymark section for instructions on posting a street or path.

A Brief Biography (compared to some)
Dr. King's Achievements and Global Impact

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia as Michael Luther King, Jr. His Reverend father renamed him Martin when he was five years old, after the Lutheranism leader. An advanced student, King began college at age 15 and earned BA in Sociology, as well as a Bachelor of Divinity, and a Doctorate of Philosophy. In addition to the degrees he earned through study, Dr. King had been given numerous honorary degrees throughout his career.

Dr. King's work began early as a Baptist minister. The inspiration of Howard Thurman, Gandhi, and Bayard Rustin helped define Dr. King's path and purpose in the civil rights movements. Dr. King was a prolific writer and speaker, delivering many poignant and inspiring messages, including "Letter from Birmingham Jail" which Dr. King wrote in 1963, and "I Have a Dream" which was delivered in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.

As a civil rights leader, Dr. King helped form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference [SCLC], which spearheaded activism against segregation and race inequality through civil disobedience and non-violent protest. Dr. King's work led to the enforcement of race equality laws and banning of racial segregation, or Jim Crow laws. Dr. King escaped death on several occassions and faced more death threats than can ever be counted from violent segregationists. In 1963, Attorney General Robert Kennedy ordered the FBI to wire tap King, using the material as an attempt to force him out of his respected leadership. In addition to government interference, not all non-violent protests were met with a non-violent response. Tragic events like Bloody Sunday (1965) and the attempts of the SCLC in Chicago (1966) have become historic demonstrations of hateful resistence against change and equality. As a Baptist minister, Dr. King also spoke against the Vietnam War and poverty from a religious perspective.

Dr. King was the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize (1964) and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977) and, with his wife, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal (2004). Jamaica also posthumously awarded Dr. King with the Marcus Garvey Prize for Human Rights in 1968. Both The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America have venerated Dr. King as a Saint.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at 6:01pm on April 4, 1968 in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The Lorraine Motel is now a Civil Rights museum. Even Dr. King's death was not without conspiracy. James Earl Ray was arrested and convicted of Dr. King's assassination, but claims of conspiracy surfaced and questioned Ray's verdict and role in the assassination. The U.S. Department of Justice reported no evidence of conspiracy after their investigation in 2000, but several names and motives are still discussed in connection with Dr. King's assassination.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s influence and impact is known and honored globally. His human rights activism in the civil rights movement had a resounding effect that has continued to forge and inspire change throughout the world.

Sources:
Wikipedia.org Martin Luther King Jr.
Nobel Prize.org Martin Luther King Biography
Instructions for Posting a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Waymark:
Mark coordinates using a handheld GPS receiver.

Take an original photograph of the tribute or location. Include more photographs that might be necessary to show more of the area or the tribute's details. Do not include a GPSr or an intentionally posed individual in the photographs.

If waymarking a street or path, mark coordinates the furthest end of the street or path and note the coordinates for the opposite furthest end.

If waymarking a building, mark coordinates at the front entrance.

The long description must include details about the history of the tribute and the reason the tribute was constructed. If a historical location is being waymarked, posters must provide a reference to a website, book or periodical that can support the claims of the location being historically significant to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..

There are no variables for this category. Posters are expected to write the relevant information and cite sources. No plagiarism.

Additional images not taken by the poster that are relevant to the waymark are encouraged if they are public domain or creative commons with proper attribution.
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The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pedestrian bridge is part of the City of Monroe’s Riverwalk, located in Monroe, Michigan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

location: Michigan

date approved: 4/30/2014

last visited: never

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This sculptural bust of Dr. King is located in front of new recreational facility recently named by the Chicago Park District in his honor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/4/2014

last visited: never

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Performing and Cultural Arts Complex, also called the King Arts Complex, is located in Columbus, Ohio, in the historic Pythian Temple and James Pythian Theater that was built in 1925.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Ohio

date approved: 12/10/2013

last visited: never

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In Rottenburg, Germany, Baden-Württemberg exists a residental steet dedicated to Martin Luther King called 'Martin-Luther-King-Straße'.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 11/27/2013

last visited: never

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This bust commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King speaking at Kansas State University's regular convocation series on January 19, 1968.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Kansas

date approved: 11/15/2013

last visited: 11/18/2013

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is located in a small park on Martin Luther King Drive and Stanley Street in New Britain,CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 8/21/2013

last visited: never

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This is a HUGE bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. - it is almost overwhelming.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Wyoming

date approved: 8/18/2013

last visited: never

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Formerly the Martin Luther King Public Housing facility, new 6-story public housing project consisting of 68 units for the elderly and/or people with disabilities. There is also a 286 City-owned parking garage below the building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poehunters

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/1/2013

last visited: 8/8/2013

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The park includes a large bronze bust of Dr. King

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ronjean

location: Wyoming

date approved: 7/28/2013

last visited: 8/13/2013

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Dr. King spoke at the Green Street Baptist Church at a voter registration rally held here on August 2, 1967. A marker noting the Green Street Baptist Church and scene of rally led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is found on the church grounds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PersonsMD

location: Kentucky

date approved: 5/30/2013

last visited: never

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Pedestrian walkway over rail tracks in downtown Roanoke, with a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King at the north end.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member davee-n-cachincarrie

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/2/2013

last visited: never

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A quote by Martin Luther King on this statue at Santa Clara University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/6/2013

last visited: never

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A library in Oakland baring King's name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/19/2012

last visited: never

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Just completed in 2011 this bridge is quite an impressive memorial to the Dr.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dnrseekers

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/3/2012

last visited: 6/7/2013

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Martin Luther King Ave. in OKC; one mile west of I-35, running from Wilshire to Reno

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/3/2012

last visited: never

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A cul-de-sac in Phoenix, Arizona named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adenium

location: Arizona

date approved: 7/24/2012

last visited: 3/23/2014

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A bust of King at Cabrillo College.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/11/2012

last visited: never

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This painting is located in the House of Blues restaurant in Downtown Disney.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/9/2012

last visited: 6/9/2012

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A statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr stands above the west entrance to the Westminster Abbey.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/19/2012

last visited: 5/9/2011

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This statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is located on the University of North Florida campus in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 4/15/2012

last visited: never

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A sculpture of King in Foz Square.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/5/2012

last visited: never

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Such an honor to be the one to waymark THIS memorial, in our nation's capitol.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 2/10/2012

last visited: 3/26/2014

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A statue in wax of Martin Luther King in the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/17/2011

last visited: 8/18/2013

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A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the act of lecturing, with arms tense, reaching out to the people. He is standing dressed in a suit and tie. The sculpture is mounted on a base with granite tablets on each side.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/12/2011

last visited: never

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The Martin Luther King Memorial Center is located on Chestnut St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Facedances

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/27/2011

last visited: 4/17/2013

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