Martin Luther King, Jr.
On top of being elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership conference, and in an eleven year span travelling over six million miles, speaking over 2,500 times whenever there was injustice, protest and action, he wrote five book and caught the attention of the nation.
At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. He announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.
Today we honor him.