By Frederick H. Lowe
The Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, will host an exhibition on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, on September 29, museum officials announced.
“With the firm belief that Martin Luther King Jr’s message of social justice and equality is as important today as ever before, the Nobel Museum and NobelMedia now launches a project on the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and his nonviolent struggle for rights and freedoms.” The exhibition is titled “The Right to Freedom—Martin Luther King Jr.”
Nobel Museum and Nobel Media officials noted that 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the foundation of international human rights law.
It is also the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King. He was murdered on April 4, 1968, while standing on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee.
The exhibition will include images, objects, film, speeches and music associated with Dr. King’s life and works. The exhibition will also feature digital activities and an educational program.
“The issues that Martin Luther King addressed, particularly the ideal of human and global rights and social justice, are more relevant now than in any time throughout history, “ said Dr. Clayborne Carson, director of the King Institute at Stanford University.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929.
His father, Michael King Sr., changed both of their names to Martin Luther King in honor of Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation in 1517. Martin Luther King Sr. learned about Martin Luther while visiting Berlin, Germany, in 1934.