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Did Martin Luther King have any brothers or sisters?

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Martin Luther King had two siblings: an older sister and a younger brother. His sister, Willie Christine, was born on September 11, 1927. His brother, Alfred Daniel Williams King, was born on July 30, 1930.

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Born Michael Lewis King on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the middle child of Michael (later known as Martin Luther King, Sr.) and Alberta Christine Williams King. His sister Willie Christine married Isaac Farris, Sr. As of March 2014, she is the only of King's siblings still alive. His brother Reverend A. D. King died July 21, 1969. All three siblings worked for civil rights.

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    Where did Martin Luther King Jr. grow up?

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    Martin Luther King Jr. grew up on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Ga. He was born on January 15, 1929, in the house at 501 Auburn Avenue that his parents and grandparents shared, and he lived in that house until he was 12 years old.

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    What made Martin Luther King famous?

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    Martin Luther King's leadership and belief in peaceful protesting during the Civil Rights Movement made him famous. In addition, King is famous for his "I Have a Dream" speech. Dr. King is also known for organizing the Selma to Montgomery March and the March on Washington. These events proved to be pivotal moments in the Civil Rights Movement.

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    Why did Martin Luther King Jr. die?

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    Martin Luther King Jr. died after being shot by a sniper while at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968; the exact motivation of the assassin, James Earl Ray, remains a mystery. King was a major leader in the United States civil rights movement, and Ray is known to have held segregationist views. This made King a target for the unstable ex-convict.

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    What did Martin Luther King accomplish?

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    Considered by many to be the most important civil rights leader in American history, Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader in several events, including the March on Washington and Montgomery Bus Boycott, that encouraged passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He was known for his non-violent methods of drawing attention to racial injustice.

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