This year marks two major commemorations: the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. which took place on April 4, 1968. Opening this autumn, the Nobel Museum exhibition will cover the following key topics: freedom from discrimination, fear and persecution; freedom from poverty; freedom of speech and expression; and the right to education.


“The issues that Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed, particularly the ideal of global human rights and social justice, are more relevant now than in any time throughout history”, says Dr. Clayborne Carson, Director of the King Institute at Stanford University, commenting the initiative.


“We aim to bring attention to the importance and necessity of basic human rights; promoting Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of equality and justice for all through nonviolence, and providing a common forum where people, have the opportunity to learn and share their ideas and experiences with others”, says Ashley Woods curator of the exhibition.


The exhibition will include a rich material of images, objects, film, speeches, and music connected to Dr. King’s life and works. In addition, the project includes digital activities and an educational program.

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More information

For more information about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visit the official website of the Nobel Prize.