What is #MLK50?

Renaissance Foundation and its Young Leaders would like to introduce the #MLK50 project 

Dr King RECEIVED his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Norway in December 1964 50 years to the day Our Young Leaders retraced his journey from London to Oslo, as he had a very special invitation to speak at St Paul's Cathedral ahead of his historic journey to Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Why him? Why now?

Inspired by what they had seen while visiting the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013, our Young Leaders team were delighted to discover that Dec 2014 - Dec 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King's laureateship.

Upon reading and watching Dr King's Nobel acceptance speech, our Young Leaders found the message therein to be both profound and deeply relevant today. It is with this in mind that the #MLK50 project was born.

Dr King Spoke in London's St Paul's Cathedral December 1964
 in December 2014 Young Leader Corey Samuel Speaks at
St Paul's Cathedral December 2014 alongside Baroness Doreen Lawrence and introduces special celebration event
marking the 50th Anniversary 

Dr King in Oslo 1964 & Keep it Real - Peace Young Leaders in Oslo 2014 

I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.
— Dr Martin Luther King, Dec 1964