He developed a crucial labour in United States for the Afro-Americans.
He took part as activist in protests against the War of Vietnam and the poverty.
He organized and carried out diverse pacific activities claiming the right to vote, not discrimination and other basic civil laws for the people of black race of the United States .
King is remembered as one of the major leaders and heroes of the history of The United States, and in the modern history of not violence.
He was decorated with the Nobel Prize on the Peace in 1964.
His more remembered actions:
The Boycott of Montgomery's buses
March on Washington
His historical speech "I have a dream"
The boycott of Montgomery’s buses
Rosa Parks does history.
Luther King initiated a boycott of buses.
It was a political and social protest. The campaign began of 1955 in Duffle-coat, Alabama, with the intention of being opposed to the politics of racial segregation in the system of public transport.
March on Washington
WHAT DID THE MARCH MEAN? - The end of the racial segregation in the public schools. - A significant legislation on the civil laws (including a law that was prohibiting the racial discrimination in the world of the work). - A protection of the activists of the civil laws of the police violence. - A minimum wage of 2 dollars for all the workers without distinction. In spite of the tensions, the march was a round success. More than 250 000 persons of all the races met on August 28, 1963 opposite to the Capitol of the United States, in what it constituted the biggest manifestation that has taken place in the American capital.
His famous speech
I have a dream…
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
Meanwhile he was about to lead a manifestation…
On April 4, 1968 after 18, Martin Luther King was murdered by a white segregationist in the balcony of Lorraine Motel in Memphis (Tennessee).
Luther King is remembered because he organized and carried out diverse pacific activities claiming the right to vote, not discrimination and other basic civil laws for the people of black race of the United States. King is remembered as one of the major leaders and heroes of the history of The United States, and in the modern history of not violence. The Presidential Medal of the Freedom was granted to him posthumously by Jimmy Carter in 1977 and the Golden medal of the congress of the United States in 2004. From 1986, the Martin Luther King Day is a bank holiday in the United States.