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Dr. King receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo 50 years ago today (Dec 10 1964)

Video: 'Martin Luther King Jr. Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech'

(Thursday, December 10, 1964) — The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today on behalf of the civil rights movement and “all men who love peace and brotherhood.”

The Baptist minister, in a ceremony at Oslo University, said the award came “at a moment when 22 million Negroes of the United States are engaged in a creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice.”