Today in History: Martin Luther King Jr. Montgomery Bus Boycott Leader was Bombed.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

On this day in 1956 the home of Martin Luther King Jr. Montgomery bus boycott leader was bombed.

He was best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.

King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.

He wrung his eloquent statement of his dream for America. However he had a great impact on an entire nation. His dream sustains us yet.

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