King played a crucial role at the head of the African-American Civil Rights Movement and participated in the 1960s as an activist in numerous protests against the Vietnam War and poverty in general.
According to historians, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for this activism, aimed at ending apartheid and racial discrimination in the United States through non-violent means.
Press reports show that in recent years the real scope of the political persecution of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against him has come to light, which included listening to private calls and the spread of unfounded rumors.
J. Edgar Hoover, once Director of the FBI, called King “a dangerous man”, “an instrument in the hands of subversive forces seeking to undermine our nation.”
The African-American leader delivered a moving piece of oratory on August 28th, 1963, before more than 250.000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington.
His “I have a dream” phrase became the permanent call for equality, without exclusions, in a society where “The Negro is still not free” and is “still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discriminationas” as he stated back on the day.