Dec 1964: M.L. King Jr. accepts the Nobel Peace Prize

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Dec 1964: M.L. King Jr. accepts the Nobel Peace Prize - sJ , A he ACCOLADE King Olav V of Norway Norway...
sJ , A he ACCOLADE King Olav V of Norway Norway congratulate Dr. Martin Luther King, American Negro civil righfci AP wlrvphoto by tablt from Oils leader (right) after latter received 19G4 Nobel Teace Prio in Oslo. King waa given strong standing ovation. King Accepts Nobel Peace Prize for Rights Movement OSLO, Norway (AP) - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. accepted accepted the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize yesterday "in behalf of a civil rights movement which is moving moving with determination and majestic scorn for risk and danger danger to establish a reign of freedom freedom and a rule of justice." The American Negro civil rights leader, 35, was given a standing ovation led by King recognition that nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political political and moral question of our time the need for man to overcome oppression ana vio lence without resorting to violence violence and oppression." The civil rights leader said that to achieve this concord, the foundation must be love. er rad Bloch of the Harvard IM versity faculty. Townes shared the physics prize with two So viet professors; Bloch was co- co- winner with a West German scientist of the medicine prize. Crash Kills Mother WATSONVILLE (AP) - Edna Marie Edwards, 37 - year - old mother of six children, was King declared he refused to accept "the cynical notion thaUjnH vostrHav when hr mitn. ---- ---- ---- ---- i I Olav and Crown Prince Harald. nau"n aill:r. "dUUM uu T,u mobile crashed into an embank nown a mi uansi stairway inio;menl jn Watsonville. of In Stockholm, Sweden, at the same time, Nobel awards in physics, chemistry and medicine medicine were presented to two American scientists, two Russians, Russians, an Englishwoman and a German. the hell of struction. thermonuclear de- de- "I hrlipve," he said, "that unarmed truth and unconditional unconditional love will have the final word in reality. Thi is why right temporarily defeated is stronger In a cutaway with a gray and than evil triumphant." while strioed cravat. King n stepped up to flower-decorated flower-decorated flower-decorated podium to receive the gold medal medal and diploma from Gunnar Jahn, chairman of the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament. King had received the cash award of 273,000 Swedish kroner $53,123 and said it would be spent on the civil right movement. "I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when 22 million Negroes of the United States of America are engaged in a creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice," King said. King said he was mindful that the Negroes in Birmingham, Ala., "crying out for brotherhood brotherhood were answered with fire hoses, snarling dogs and even death! I am mindful that only yesterday in Philadelphia, Jahn extolled King's work for! racial equality as King followed the speech through an English translation. "Today, when mankind is in1 possession of the atomic bomb, the time has come to lay our weapons and armaments aside and listen w the message Martin Luther King has- has- given us through the unarmed strug gle he has waged on behalf of this race," Jahn said. King's wife, Coretta, was in the front row. Also in the audience audience were his parents. His mother recorded the event on her movie camera. King Olav and the crown prince were the first to congratulate congratulate King after the ceremony. Last night King and his wife were dinner guests of the Nohel Committee. Today he delivers the traditional peace prize lec- lec- Miss., young people seeking tolture in the university. secure the right to vote were brutalized and murdered." "After contemplation," he continued, "I conclude that this award which I receive on behalf of that movement is profound Honored at ceremonies Stockholm's Concert Hall were Dr. Charles H. Townes, 49, provost provost of the Massachusetts Institute Institute of Technology and Ger man-born man-born man-born American Prof. Kon- Kon- OPEN EVERY EVE. OPEN SUNDAYS 'TIL CHRISTMAS LJ ml "1 for parties to 15, Misses

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  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 11 Dec 1964, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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