#onthisday April 4, 1968, legendary civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. From 1955-1968, Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to the advancement of civil rights for minorities in the United States through nonviolence and civil disobedience. In 1964, one of his greatest achievements stirred by his activism was the enactment of the Civil Rights Act which outlawed the discrimination of people based on their race, colour, sex, religion or country of origin. Although the work of Martin Luther King Jr. was never complete, his legacy continues on with hopes that one day his dream will be fulfilled: I Have A Dream that one day a nation will judge a person not by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. Know the impact of Martin Luther King Jr. with these select resources.