Martin Luther King Jr and NYC Medallion

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Kathy Pinna
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on Aug 25, 2011 10:52 PM
Martin Luther King Jr, showing the medallion he received from Robert Wagner, Mayor of New York City.

Six days earlier, Martin Luther King Jr was the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.Oslo. He donated the prize money of over $54,000 to various civil rights organizations

Dr. King received numerous awards including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977, the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004, was given a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. The Martin Luther King Jr. Monument was released on August 22nd, 2011 in Washington DC.

photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Stanziola, Phil, photographer
Date & Place: in New York, New York USA

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AncientFaces commented on Oct 14, 2020
On this day in 1964, MLK Jr. found out that he was the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize came with $54,000 (almost half a million today), which he donated to civil rights causes. Six days after returning from Oslo to accept the prize (Dec 1964) he received a medal from the Mayor of NYC (shown here)
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