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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:
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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.

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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..

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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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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza - State College, PA

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A small plaza with a memorial and tables in a small garden named for Martin Luther King, Jr. Located along Fraser Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/8/2021

last visited: 9/10/2021

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This statue of Martin Luther King can be found in the Martin Luther King Park in Amsterdam

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 7/5/2021

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Sculpture - Ithaca, NY

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Sculpture is located at the west end of the pedestrian only Ithaca Common in a section now called the Freedom Walkway on W. State/MLK Street in Ithaca, NY

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 5/27/2021

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Dr Martin Luther King Jr's Penn State speech - University Park, Pennsylvania

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Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at Penn State in Rec Hall in 1965.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member r.e.s.t.seekers

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/11/2021

last visited: 1/31/2021

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King Jr. Baptist Church - Reston, Virginia

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Small baptist church named after Martin Luther King Jr.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/18/2020

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.A Great Time to Be Alive - Fort Worth, TX

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A Fort Worth Heritage Trails sign stands at the southwest corner of W 9th and Main Streets in downtown Fort Worth, providing some background about Dr. King's sole visit to Fort Worth back in 1959.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/5/2020

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King Jr - Disneyland - Anaheim, CA

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A photo of MLK jr at Disneyland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/28/2020

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.First Baptist Church - Williamsburg, VA

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke on the steps here at the First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1962.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/28/2019

last visited: 12/28/2019

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Massive Red Oak tree, planted in honour of Dr. King in 1984.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/18/2019

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Door to MLK's Jail Cell -- Birmingham AL

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The actual cell door from the jail cell in which Doctor Martin Luther King was imprisoned is now on display in the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham Alabama.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 3/17/2019

last visited: 1/16/2019

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King statue -- Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham AL

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A statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the northwest corner of Kelly Ingram Park, the scene of many demonstrations and violent reprisals during the civil rights era in Birmingham

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 3/17/2019

last visited: 1/16/2019

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A Mississippi Freedom Trail historical marker on the north side of the state capitol commemorates the "March Against Fear" that occurred here on 26 June 1966, attended by Dr Martin Luther King who made a speech

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Mississippi

date approved: 3/17/2019

last visited: 1/16/2019

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King Jr. Monument and Quotes - Hackensack, NJ

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A seven foot bronze statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is installed on the Hackensack River Pathway close by the Fairleigh Dickinson University campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LadyKarine

location: New Jersey

date approved: 3/17/2019

last visited: never

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A sculpture with Martin Luther King Jr. The sculpture is a replica of one in downtown Oakland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/15/2019

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King Jr. Playground - Manhattan, New York

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s image and name can be found all over Harlem including this fine playground near Central Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: New York

date approved: 11/16/2018

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King Quote - San Diego, CA

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One of many quotes by MLK in downtown San Diego.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 8/15/2018

last visited: 8/15/2018

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Red granite memorial in Bicentennial Park near downtown Geneva, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 8/15/2018

last visited: never

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I Have Been to the Mountaintop - Created in 1977 by Richard Hunt. The abstract steel sculpture relocated to the Reflection Park, is now a focal point for those seeking to understand Dr. M. L. King Jr's. impact on Memphis, the USA. & the World.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: 6/13/2018

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Clayborn Temple’s - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke many times in this historic building due to its decades-long ties to the Civil Rights Movement & headquarters for the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike. Located in Memphis Tennessee. USA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Tennessee

date approved: 6/9/2018

last visited: 3/9/2019

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial - West Columbia, TX

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Gray granite memorial with a cameo picture located on the grounds of the Rosenwald School.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/20/2018

last visited: never

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.St. John Missionary Baptist Church (Emancipation Avenue) -- Houston TX

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Dr. Martin Luther King spoke at the Erma Hughes Business College graduation commencement ceremony, hosted by historic St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Houston

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 5/20/2018

last visited: 4/7/2018

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King Jr. - Temple, TX

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Mural with a personal quote.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/20/2018

last visited: 5/29/2021

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.MLK Jr. Pedestrian Bridge - Denton, Texas USA

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A 793-foot span across Loop 288 near Colorado Blvd in Denton Texas. Gives pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers, skaters and others the ability to cross 6 lanes of traffic safely while utilizing the Denton-Katy Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member vulture1957

location: Texas

date approved: 5/20/2018

last visited: 3/6/2021

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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: 5/26/2018

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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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