By trying to end apartheid and racial discrimination, without using violence was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
Luther King, was civil rights activist from a young age, tookplace several peaceful activities demanding the right to vote, non-discrimination and other rights for black people in America. Among his most memorable are the Montgomery Bus Boycott in1955, supported the founding of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, in 1957 and leadership of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in 1963, at the end which pronounced his famous speech "I Have aDream" by which people extend nationwide public awareness of the civil rights movement and was heralded as one of the greatest orators in American history. Later in April 4, 1968 he was murderedin Memphis, as he prepared to lead a manifestation.
A Delegate from Virginia and first President of the United States; born at Westmoreland County, Va., February 22, 1732, raised inWestmoreland County, Fairfax County and King George County; attended local schools and engaged in land surveying; appointed adjutant general of a military district in Virginia with the rank of major in1752, in November 1753 was sent by Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie, of Virginia, to conduct business with the French Army in the Ohio Valley; in 1754 was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel andserved in the French and Indian war, becoming aide-de-camp to General Braddock in 1755; appointed as commander in chief of Virginia forces in 1755; resigned his commission in December 1758 and returned tothe management of his estate at Mount Vernon in 1759; served as a justice of the peace 1760-1774, and as a member of the Virginia house of burgesses 1758-1774; delegate to the Williamsburg...