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150 Moments: Martin Luther King Jr. visit to North Central College

Martin Luther King Jr. during campus visit in 1960
Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited North Central College on Nov. 21, 1960, and spoke during chapel service on “Stride Toward Freedom.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited North Central’s campus on Nov. 21, 1960, and presented a speech titled “Stride Toward Freedom” in Pfeiffer Hall during one of the College’s regular chapel services.

King was the most important voice of the American civil rights movement. He was famous for using nonviolent resistance to overcome injustice and never tired of trying to end segregation laws. In 1964 he received the Nobel Peace Prize.

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