Most Influential Black American Leaders of All Time - Daily American Buzz

Most Influential Black American Leaders of All Time

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Arguably the most famous African-American of all time and one of the most influential Americans of any race, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement for many. Rising to prominence during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a pivotal blow against segregation, King, a fiery orator, inspired a nation with his “I Have a Dream” speech delivered during 1963’s historic March on Washington, one of the Lincoln Memorial’s largest.

Recognized as an international human rights leader, King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, becoming its youngest recipient. His April 4, 1968 assassination in Memphis, where he traveled to support the Memphis Sanitation Strike, shook the nation, with many cities erupting in violence.
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