Person    | Male  Born 15/1/1929  Died 4/4/1968

Martin Luther King

Categories: Race Issues, Religion, Seriously Famous, Tragedy

Countries: USA

One of the world's most famous civil rights activists, born Michael King Jr. 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 1968 in Memphis. His assassin, James Earl Ray, was arrested at Heathrow Airport, trying to reach Rhodesia.

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Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King - NW6

Joseph Ross sources this quote to a 1967 book by King, 'Where Do We Go From H...

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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

Occupy London was a movement for social justice in London and part of the int...

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Sam King, MBE

Sam King, MBE

Born in Jamaica, he served in the R.A.F. during the second world war. Along with other Jamaican airmen, he was ordered to leave the service at the end of the war. He returned to Britain as part of ...

Person, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Jamaica

1 memorial
Rhaune Laslett-O'Brien

Rhaune Laslett-O'Brien

Lived most of her life in and around West London.  After WW2 the housing conditions, the poverty and the racial mix in Notting Hill brought out her skills as a community champion.  In 1965 she intr...

Person, Community / Clubs, Race Issues, Social Welfare, Tourism / Traditions

1 memorial
Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus

Born Stenbrohult, Småland in southern Sweden. Inventor of a system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms. One of the great collectors of the 18th century. At his death Joseph Banks tried b...

Person, Race Issues, Science, Sweden

2 memorials
Robert, Lord Clive, Clive of India

Robert, Lord Clive, Clive of India

Soldier and administrator. Born Shropshire. With the East India Company he effectively founded the British Empire. Spent much of his adult life in India, making his fortune there and becoming Gover...

Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Bengal, India

2 memorials
Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano

Born in an African village, he was sold into slavery, first locally, then in England, then in America where he managed to buy his freedom. He returned to England and wrote the first autobiography o...

Person, Literature, Race Issues, Africa

4 memorials