The Nobel Peace Prize By Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964. “ Whose work to resolve serious conflicts without violence is also helping to reduce in the United States the discriminate bitterness that condemns international organization... because of the participation of people of non-white races and of the concerns to promote ‘the dignity and worth of the human person’ regardless of race” (Nobel Prize Foundation.org MLK). The Nobel Prize Foundation was founded by Alfred Nobel in 1901. He has been awarding men and women for extraordinary achievement in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology, Medicine, Literature, and work in Peace. The purpose for the Nobel Foundation is to award people for their effort in contribution to society. Martin Luther …show more content…
Around 250,000 people gathered to listen to his speech: “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character” (Nobel Prize Foundation.org MLK). King had experienced segregation early in life and wanted to do something about it. According to The Nobel Foundation on MLK, Gunnar Jahn, chairman of the Nobel Committee, said in the presentation speech “He is the first person in the Western World to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence. He is the first to make the message of brotherly love a reality in the course of his struggle, and has brought this message to all men, to all nations and races”. Martin Luther King deserved the Nobel Peace Prize because of all the work he put into ending racism and discrimination without violence and even though he got imprisoned on many occasions he never gave up on his goal towards equality. He left a huge impact on society and left equality in our hands to make a stand, if it weren 't for him leading the Civil Rights Movement we wouldn 't have the equality we have …show more content…
Through the discrimination Martin Luther King was known as the bright student and outstanding speaker in his class. He did not properly finish high school, he went on to college in his junior year of high school because of his high test scores. At the age of 19 he graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta with a BA in Sociology. Martin Luther King was influenced by Gandhi 's philosophy of nonviolence. King also caught an an attention of a Civil Rights Activist named Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat. “This broke the strict segregation of coloured and white people on the Montgomery buses. Martin Luther helped organize a strike where coloured people refused to use any of the city buses” (Nobel Prize Foundation.org). The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was founded by King and played a big role in the Civil Rights Movement. According to the

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