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King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929–1968)

  • By: Ralph E. Luker
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

U.S. civil rights leader

In presenting Martin Luther King Jr. with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, Gunnar Jahn, chairman of the Nobel Committee, stated, “He is the first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be ...

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