Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), the youngest person to ever be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, is revered globally for his leadership during the American Civil Rights Movement. He is considered the leader of the most successful decade of this movement, from 1957 to 1968, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the massive anti‐discrimination protest in Birmingham, the Selma‐to-Montgomery Freedom March, the inspirational March on Washington address, and his rallying call to support the Memphis sanitation workers strike, where he was assassinated in 1968. 
    At Mountain Lakes, King is remembered alongside the great human rights activists of the world, including India’s Mahatma Gandhi. Our district honors King's memory by promoting service projects and incorporating his deeds within our curriculum. The links below identify key resources that Laker educators can use to ensure our students continue to learn from King's inspirational leadership.