History's HEROES? Dated 1929 - 1968

Martin Luther King

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He gave his most famous speech in Alabama, the "I Have a Dream" speech.


  • Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964
  • Won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 1971
  • Won the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977


  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Ambitious
  • Wise
  • Honest
  • Kind and compassionate


""I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." " - Martin Luther King

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King

The man who changed lives of people forever

Martin Luther King was born in 1929. His most famous speech took place in Alabama, and he fought for black rights for many years after this until he was assassinated and killed in 1968.

Martin Luther King was a hugely inspirational political figure during the fight for black rights. He lead many riots and gave many speeches, and still has a huge influence in our lives today.

Life in Martin Luther King's world

He lived in a difficult era for Black people, and didn't lead a happy life because of this. He had numerous challenges he had to face. He lived in an era of segregation.

Was Martin Luther King a Hero?

  • He devoted his life to change lives of everyone for ever.

Things you might not know about Martin Luther King

He was well liked and very popular throughout school, and rebelled against his Dad a lot as a teenager.
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