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In 1999, the National Capital Planning commission and the US Commission of fine Arts accredited the site location for the “King Memorial” on the National Mall in Washington. On The year 2011 the 16th day of October, the memorial was launched by President Barack Obama to over ten thousand people who had waited from 6am for the ceremony.
The memorial itself shows a challenge in a stone likeness of King himself with surrounding pillars and walls, exhibiting inscriptions, encircled by sympathetic tree and water arrangements.
Birth: January 15, 1929. Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Death: April 4, 1968. Memphis, Tennessee, USA (assassination by gunshot)
Known for leading the civil rights movement in the United States
promoting nonviolent demonstration towards segregation and racial discrimination
1954 Chosen as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama
1955 Been given his Ph. D. in systematic theology from Boston University
1955-1956 Headed a effective effort to desegregate Montgomery, Alabama, buses
1957 Helped found and served as the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
1958 Published Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story
1963 Wrote ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail, ‘ reasoning and arguing that it was his moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws
1963 Delivered his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech to civil rights marchers at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C.
1964 Won the Nobel Peace Prize
1965 Organized a mass march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, that formulated national support for federal voting-rights legislation
1968 Was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee
He is most widely known for his August 1963 speech at a civil rights rally in Washington where he said