Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

This week marks the 54th Anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  King was the youngest man to receive a Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 35.  He turned the $54,123 in prize money over to the civil rights movement.  King was a member of the NAACP and led the first non-violent movement in America and led the bus boycott of 1956 that lasted 382 days.  Other honors King received was being elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, he was named Man of the Year by Times Magazine in 1963 and became a worldwide leader of American blacks.  King was most famous for his “I Have a Dream” speech where he led 250,000 on a march in Washington, D.C. were he conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson.  He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968 just before leading a march in solidarity for striking garbage workers.