The Rev. Martin Luther King Junior is an American icon. A martyr, a prophet of the fight against segregation, the most important Protestant figure in the country, a true preacher and speaker, the reverend King proved to be just as impactful as his 16th-century namesake.

I Have a Dream… (53)

The Reverend Martin Luther-King (1929-1968) is one of the greatest figures of contemporary history. The day of his birth became a holiday in the United States. A Baptist preacher who was also a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, he fought to abolish racial segregation and encourage closer ties between communities. He paid for it with his life. His August 28th, 1963 speech in Washington called “I have a dream” is considered to be one of mankind’s greatest prophetic texts.
Excerpt from I have a Dream, Washington, August 28, 1963