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.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
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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Black Music Congress, etc.

Black Music Congress, etc.

A number of groups related to black music history seem to have come and gone; it's difficult to disentangle them. These links were working in 2021: Black History Month, IRDUK (mentioned on the post...

Group, Community / Clubs, Music / songs, Race Issues

1 memorial
Robert Milligan

Robert Milligan

Merchant. Born in Dumfries. He grew up on his family's sugar plantation in Jamaica, and moved to London in 1779. He headed a group of powerful businessmen, who planned and built the West India Dock...

Person, Commerce, Race Issues, Caribbean Islands, Scotland

2 memorials
Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore

Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore

From a 2008 interview with Carrie Reichardt: "Black Panther Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore has been locked up since 1975 in Angola, one of the most brutal prisons in the USA, also known as ‘the last slave p...

Person, Law, Race Issues, Tragedy, USA

2 memorials
William Beckford, Alderman

William Beckford, Alderman

Lord Mayor of London 1762 and 1769. Born Jamaica. Inherited a fortune from the family slave-based business. Lived at 22 Soho Square (the house has been demolished) from 1751 until his death while t...

Person, Lord Mayor, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Jamaica

1 memorial
Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Explorer. Born in the Republic of Genoa (his birth date is approximate). From 1492 to 1504, he made four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean under the auspices of the monarchs of Spain. These voyages...

Person, Exploring, Race Issues, Seriously Famous, Caribbean Islands, Cuba, Italy, Spain, USA

1 memorial