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Martin Luther King, Jr., PhD Biography

Title:
American Civil Rights Leader
Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of July 13, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a vital figure of the modern era. His lectures and dialogues stirred the concern and sparked the conscience of a generation. The movements and marches he led brought significant changes in the fabric of American life through his courage and selfless devotion. This devotion gave direction to thirteen years of civil rights activities. His charismatic leadership inspired men and women, young and old, in this nation and around the world.””Biographical Outline of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
    The King Center
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 1964
  • Recipient, Man of the Year, TIME magazine, 1963
Education:
  • PhD, Boston University, Systematic Theology, 1955
  • BA, Crozer Thological Seminary, Divinity, 1951
  • BA, Morehouse College, Sociology, 1948
Other:
  • At age 35, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Born Jan. 15, 1929
  • Was assassinated on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, TN on Apr. 4, 1968
Quoted in:
  1. Is Anti-Zionism a Form of Anti-Semitism?