This Day in Black History: Dec. 10, 1964

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. awarded Nobel Peace Prize.

Posted: 12/10/2011 07:00 AM EST
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Baptist minister and civil rights leader, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. At 35 years old, Dr. King became the youngest man to receive the prestigious award.

 

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