January 18, 2010
Dear Friend of Liberty,
While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. never held political office, his impact on American politics and public policy was huge.
Dr. King knowingly risked his life working for freedom and equality during dangerous times for blacks in America. He advocated using non-violent means, such as civil disobedience, to achieve change, and he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Shortly before his assassination, he was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War.