King's Nobel Prize

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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. responding to a reporter's question about president John F. Kennedy's speech on civil rights and the murder of Medgar Evers, Atlanta, Georgia, 1963 June 12.

In 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his dynamic leadership of the Civil Rights movement and steadfast commitment to achieving racial justice through nonviolent action. King accepted the award on December 10, 1964 in Oslo, Norway on behalf of the civil rights movement and pledged the prize money to the movement's continued development. At the age of thirty-five, King became the youngest man, and only the second African American, to receive the prestigious award.  These video clips provide only a sampling of the breadth and depth of King’s civil rights leadership which led to his Nobel Peace Prize.