Thought for the Day
“Wars are poor chisels
for carving out peaceful tomorrows.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Born January 15, 1929 Atlanta, Georgia
Died April 4, 1968 (aged 39) Memphis, Tennessee
An American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. His main legacy is securing progress on civil rights in the United States. Because of this work, he has become a human rights icon. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means.