Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality, and peace. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He did not believe in using violence to solve problems.
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed - we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Martin Luther King, Jr
When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.