Who was Martin Luther King?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was a baptist preacher who was propelled into a leadership position due to his charisma and oratory gifts. In addition, his Ghandi-like message of non-violence was a perfect vehicle for the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. He received the Nobel Peace prize in honor of his work in striving to end racial segregation and discrimination through means of non-violent civil disobedience. You can find more information here: