(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. He did a lot for a lot of black people and do the right thing. On October 14, 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. He was an nonviolence man he didn’t like trouble or being rude to anyone. He also helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous ” I Have A Dream” speech. In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, when he was Assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted and imprisoned of killing King, had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting. Sentenced to 99 years in prison for King’s murder, effectively a life sentence as Ray was 41 at the time of the conviction, Ray served 29 years of his sentence and died from hepatitis in 1998 while in prison.One of his books called ” A Gift of Love ” it is mainly about other African Americans getting beat or put in jail for no reason. It says ” Throw us in jail, and we shall still love you.” They went to jail for no reason at all they still were going to love them. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott. He was meant to help others and do the things he did without a question. King is remembered each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986. The King family had been living in Montgomery for less than a whole year when the highly segregated city became the epicenter. On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks secretary of the local chapter of the (NAACP) refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus and was arrested. They chose Martin Luther King Jr., as the protest’s leader and official spokesman. King had also become a target for white supremacists, who firebombed his family home. Martin Luther King, Jr. traveled across the country and around the world, giving lectures on nonviolent protest and civil rights meeting religious figures. In 1960 King and his family moved to Atlanta, his native city, where he joined his father as co-pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. The August, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, which guaranteed the right to vote first awarded by the 15th Amendment to all African Americans. The events in Selma deepened a growing rift between Martin Luther King, Jr. and young radicals who repudiated his nonviolent methods and commitment to working within the established political framework. After years of campaigning by activists, members of Congress and Coretta Scott King, among others, in 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a U.S. federal holiday in honor of King. Martin Luther Luther King Jr. was a middle child of Micheal King Sr. and Alberta Williams King.