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Churchill, Winston, Sir

b. 1874 - d. 1965

An army officer, historian, writer, artist, as well as career statesman, Sir Winston Churchill is regarded as one of the great leaders of the twentieth century. A charismatic politician and noted orator, he served twice as British Prime Minister (1940-45 and 1951-55). His first term as Prime Minister occurred in the midst of the Second World War. His steadfast resolve and unwillingness to accept defeat at the hands of Nazi Germany and the Axis powers greatly inspired his country. Throughout the war he maintained a strong political relationship with U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1953, Churchill became the only British Prime Minister to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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"Discerning the Signs of History"

Dr. King believes that there are lessons in understanding the process of history, that evil carries the seed of destruction and that militarism is ultimately suicidal. Dr. King states that "history teaches the lesson that all reality hinges on moral foundations."


Dr. King recalls a quote from British prime minister Winston Churchill and his tribute to King George VI.

Letter from Elsa Wischkaemper McIntyre to MLK

Elsa McIntyre writes to Dr. King to seek information on how to contribute to his organization. Mrs. McIntyre was moved by Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech and inquires about obtaining a copy.