Person    | Male  Died 1969

Martin Luther King

Categories: Race Issues, Religion, Seriously Famous, Tragedy

Countries: USA

One of the world's most famous civil rights activists, A Baptist minister, he visited London in December 1964 on his way to Oslo to collect his Nobel Peace Prize. He stayed at the Hilton, spoke at St Pauls Cathedral and visited Parliament. He was assassinated in 1969. His assassin, James Earl Ray, was arrested at Heathrow Airport.

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Martin Luther King

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Mosaic House, back - Martin Luther King

The ultimate tragedy is not the brutality of the bad people, but the silence ...

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Treatment Rooms 2 - Martin Luther King

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