All American Almanac: Today in America

December 10

At the age of 35, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on this day in 1964.  A highly respected civil rights leader, King once said, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."  His life exemplified that philosophy.

Submitted by Robert Wayne Bean, student, University of North Carolina Pembroke