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Martin Luther King Biography: The Life and Death of Martin Luther King Jr.; America's Civil Rights Leader
     

Martin Luther King Biography: The Life and Death of Martin Luther King Jr.; America's Civil Rights Leader

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by Smith Carls
 
Martin Luther King was awarded at least fifty honorary degrees from colleges and universities in the U.S. and elsewhere. Besides winning the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, in 1965 King was awarded the American Liberties Medallion by the American Jewish Committee for his "exceptional advancement of the principles of human liberty".

In his acceptance remarks, King

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Martin Luther King was awarded at least fifty honorary degrees from colleges and universities in the U.S. and elsewhere. Besides winning the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, in 1965 King was awarded the American Liberties Medallion by the American Jewish Committee for his "exceptional advancement of the principles of human liberty".

In his acceptance remarks, King said, "Freedom is one thing. You have it all or you are not free." King was also awarded the Pacem in Terris Award, named after a 1963 encyclical letter by Pope John XXIII calling for all people to strive for peace.

In 1966, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America awarded King the Margaret Sanger Award for "his courageous resistance to bigotry and his lifelong dedication to the advancement of social justice and human dignity". King was posthumously awarded the Marcus Garvey Prize for Human Rights by Jamaica in 1968.

In 1971, King was posthumously awarded the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for his Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam. Six years later, the Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded to King by Jimmy Carter. King and his wife were also awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

King was second in Gallup's List of Widely Admired People in the 20th century. In 1963 King was named Time Person of the Year and in 2000, King was voted sixth in the Person of the Century poll by the same magazine.

King was elected third in the Greatest American contest conducted by the Discovery Channel and AOL.

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BN ID:
2940012568502
Publisher:
Smith Carls
Publication date:
04/25/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
64 KB

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