Nov 1, 2021
Nov 1, 2021
Nov 1, 2021

The Reverend Martin Luther King being greeted on his return to the US after being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Baltimore, October 31, 1964

The Reverend Martin Luther King being greeted on his return to the US after being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Baltimore, October 31, 1964

1964

Leonard Freed

(American, 1929-2006)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 16.5 x 24.4 cm (6 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2021.217

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When he won in 1964, thirty-five-year-old Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The Nobel Peace Prize was given to Dr. King "for his non-violent struggle for civil rights for the Afro-American population.” In his acceptance speech, he identified three inextricably bound problems plaguing humanity: racial injustice, poverty, and war. He ended his talk by remarking, “I have the personal faith that mankind will somehow rise up to the occasion and give new directions to an age drifting rapidly to its doom.”

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