Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in honor of the man who was born on Jan. 15, 1929.
Known best for leading the Civil Rights Movement in this country for standing up against segregation and racial discriminating, he was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
According to mlkonline.net, in:
1955 Received his Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston University
1963 Wrote 'Letter from Birmingham Jail,' arguing that it was his moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
1964 Won the Nobel Peace Prize
1968 Was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.
In 1964, King became the first black American to be honored as Time magazine's 'Man of the Year.'