Martin Luther King jr (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)
"I Have a Dream"
Portrait of Dr Martin Luther King jr
By Robert Lewis Booth Oil on canvas panel size 20" x 16" (50cm x 40cm) date 2008
"I have a dream today"
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and 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.
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States and he is
refered to as a human rights icon today.
He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–6) and helped found the
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1957) serving as its first
president. His efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and
Freedom, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. There he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history