Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 and assassinated on April 4, 1968. In his 39 years, King was a PhD scholar, minister, and civil rights leader. He is most fondly remembered for his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech," delivered on August 28, 1963 from the steps of Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial to the rapt audience before him.

The Original "I Have a Dream" Speech:

See a photo gallery of Dr. King's work for civil rights.