African-American Civil Rights Movement leader, clergyman, and national icon who used civil disobedience to combat institutionalized racism.
At age 25, he became the pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Alabama.
He traveled to India in April 1959 after being inspired by the nonviolent protests of Mahatma Gandhi.
He married Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953 in Heiberger, Alabama.
King was an inspirational leader in the sixties, as was President John F. Kennedy.