Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pastor and civil rights leader best known for espousing the principles of nonviolence in his activism leadership. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal after his assassination in 1968.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Photo by the U.S. Library of Congress In July 1963, The Progressive published Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter from his Birmingham jail cell, under the headline “Tears of Love.” We are republishing this piece today, as the nation absorbs the te... more
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