Fifty years ago this day, the revered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s young life came to an end when a bullet struck him while at a rally. At the age of only 39, he left behind a family, one who carries on MLK’s mission and dreams still today. The Baptist minister and activist, working to advance civil rights. And MLK’s dreams remain on 50th anniversary of his death.
In 1964, Dr. King received a Nobel Peace Prize for fighting for equality without the use of violence. He married Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953, and they eventually became parents to four children. His passion and faith lived on long after he did in the evidence of the way he was loved and respected.
On this day, pay attention to the special videos and tributes you see. Learn from this man’s faith, wisdom, and drive to make the world better.
See the previous article honoring MLK.