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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
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King Jr. Park - Winter Park, Orlando

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Located at the intersection of W. Morse Boulevard, S Denning Drive, Harper Street and W Fairbanks Avenue

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: Florida

date approved: 11/15/2017

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King Community Park - Winnsboro, TX

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A park dedicated to the memory of Martin Luther King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, is at the northwest corner of East Elm St and Connie Mae Dr, Winnsboro, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/30/2017

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Painting of MLK -- GA State Capitol, Atlanta GA

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A painted portrait and an exhibit in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King is on display at the GA State Capitol in downtown Atlanta GA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Georgia

date approved: 10/5/2017

last visited: 8/2/2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.National Center for Civil and Human Rights -- Atlanta GA

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The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta GA preserves the history of not only the US Civil Rights movement, but also other worldwide movements seeking justice and human rights

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Georgia

date approved: 9/20/2017

last visited: 7/31/2017

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This park, north of the settlement Frankfurt-Nordweststadt in the district Niederursel, is named after the American civil rights activist and Nobel laureate Martin Luther King

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 9/20/2017

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Dr. Martin Luther King in Sumter County -- Americus GA

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The state historic marker at the Sumter County Courthouse in Americus Georgia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Georgia

date approved: 9/20/2017

last visited: 7/30/2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Fred David Gray, Civil Rights Attorney and Legislator -- Tuskegee AL

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Fred David Gray was a Civil Rights Attorney one of whose clients was Dr Martin Luther King, and who with Thomas Reed were the first black legislators elected to the AL Legislature since Reconstruction

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/20/2017

last visited: 7/29/2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Tuskegee Chapel -- Tuskegee University Campus, Tuskegee AL

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A sign of history at the Tuskegee University Chapel mentions a visit by Doctor Martin Luther King, who made several speeches to aTuskegee Insitute students during the civil rights era

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/20/2017

last visited: 7/29/2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Edmund Pettus Bridge -- Selma AL

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After "Bloody Sunday," nonviolent marchers including Dr Martin Luther King marched from the Brown Chapel AME Church, through downtown Selma, over the Edmund Pettus Bridge (named for a CSA General and KKK Grand Dragon), and all the way to Montgomery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/20/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."Bloody Sunday" Attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge -- Selma AL

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A state historic marker unveiled on the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday", 7 Mar 2015, at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. At the end of the bridge, peaceful unarmed civil rights protestors were met by AL State troopers with clubs, and beaten.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/20/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church -- Montgomery AL

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The state historic marker for the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal on Holt Street in Montgomery AL details this church's role in the Civil Rights Movement

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/20/2017

last visited: 7/28/2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March -- Montgomery AL

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An elegant marble memorial erected in 2015 marks the end of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, led by Dr Martin Luther King, on Dexter Ave in Montgomery AL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/6/2017

last visited: 7/26/2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Memorial in Memory of Martin Luther King Jr. - Wharton, TX

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Pink marble memorial with an engraved picture of Martin Luther King Jr. is on the Wharton County Courthouse lawn.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/16/2017

last visited: 9/24/2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin-Luther-King Kirche - Hamburg, Deutschland

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Ev.-luth. Martin Luther King Kirche im Hamburger Stadtteil Steilshoop

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 6/16/2017

last visited: 6/27/2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.LBJ-MLK Crossroads Memorial - San Marcos, TX

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Aaron Hussey’s designed the memorial which includes an image from the meeting between King and Johnson in the Oval Office on January 18, 1964. It was unveiled on MLK Day 2014.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/2/2017

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'I Have A Dream' Mural. Newton. Sydney. NSW. Australia.

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On King Street, the central thoroughfare through Newtown, a suburb of Sydney, there is a huge mural dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. painted on the wall of a building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 3/11/2017

last visited: 10/19/2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bust - Chicago, IL

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Located in the Chicago History Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/11/2017

last visited: 6/24/2011

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin-Luther-King School - Saarlouis, Germany

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A secondary school, named after Dr. Martin Luther King.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kukus

location: Saarland, Germany

date approved: 2/2/2017

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - White Plains, NY

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The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westchester County Memorial located in front of the County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: New York

date approved: 11/12/2016

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King Jr. Way - Spokane, Washington

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Martin Luther King Jr. Way at the corner of North Sherman Street near the Washington State University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/2/2016

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King Jr Mural - Jurcicev trg - Ljubljana

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A mural to Martin Luther King Jr on Jurcicev trg near the Cobbler's Bridge, Ljubljana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Slovenia

date approved: 10/2/2016

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr. - Quotation #10 - San Diego, CA

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A Martin Luther King, Jr. quotation engraved in a a granite block - located in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 8/12/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr. - Quotation #23 - San Diego, CA

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A Martin Luther King, Jr. quotation engraved in a a granite block - located in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 8/4/2016

last visited: 7/23/2016

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr. - Quotation #22 - San Diego, CA

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A Martin Luther King, Jr. quotation engraved in a a granite block - located in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 8/4/2016

last visited: 3/30/2017

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr. - Quotation #21 - San Diego, CA

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A Martin Luther King, Jr. quotation engraved in a a granite block - located in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 8/4/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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