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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shakes hand of King Olav of Norway at prize ceremony in Oslo.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shakes hand of King Olav of Norway at prize ceremony in Oslo.

Sipa, USA

"…on December 10, in a magnificent ceremony in Oslo, Norway, ML was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.He became the award's third black recipient, and, at age thirty-five, the youngest recipient ever."

Christine King Farris


"And as M.L. stood receiving the Nobel Prize, and the tears just streamed down my face, I gave thanks that out of that tiny Georgia town I'd been spared to see this and so much else."

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr.


"Martin Luther King, Jr. is a symbol of a movement that holds peace and agape love at its core. May this Nobel Peace Prize honor his sacrifice and humility; and ever remind us of what can only be achieved through faith and God's grace."

Rev. Alfred Daniel Williams King, Sr.

"During the trip, both my parents had their moments.I remember Mother Dear, …fiddling and fussing as she helped him get the knot in his tie, and his formal morning suit "just right." And, as long as I live, I will never forget Daddy's pride in ML's accomplishment.Here was a man, a sharecropper's son from Stockbridge, Georgia, watching his son receive one of the world's greatest humanitarian honors…"


Christine King Farris


"And as M.L. stood receiving the Nobel Prize, and the tears just streamed down my face, I gave thanks that out of that tiny Georgiatown I'd been spared to see this and so much else."


The Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr.


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