In 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a letter recommending his lawyer and advisor, Clarence B. Jones, to the New York State Bar, stating: “Ever since I have known Mr. Jones, I have always seen him as a man of sound judgment, deep insights, and great dedication.
Did Martin Luther King study to be a lawyer?
Centennial Professor of History and founding director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, said that in studying King it became clear that he needed lawyers — and not just for incidents of civil disobedience and movement activity.
Who was the undisputed leader of the civil rights movement?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an undisputed leader of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn.