This day in history: December 10, 2019

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Alaina Haniff, Fall Author

On December 10th 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. He was awarded this because of his peaceful involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. King was the youngest to accept the award at the age of thirty-five. He was also only the second African American to receive this award. The only other person was Ralph Bunche in 1950. The chairman of the Nobel Committee praised him for being, “The first person in the Western world to have shown us that a struggle can be waged without violence.”