Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African-American clergyman who advocated social change through non-violent means. A powerful speaker and a man of great spiritual strength, he shaped the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. King was pastor...
January 15, 1929,
April 4, 1968
King was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Reverend Martin
Luther King, Sr., and Alberta Williams King. King's legal name at birth was
Martin Luther King Jr. led the U.S. Civil Rights Movement from the mid-1950s
until his assassination in 1968. Learn more at Biography.com.
Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther
King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the ...
son was named after him, but when little Mike was five, the elder King
changed his name and his son's name to Martin Luther
, suggesting that both had a destiny as great as the founder of the Protestant Reformation. King
majored in sociology, and by the end ... More »
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Along with his older sister, the future Christine King Farris (born 1927), and
During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s leadership of the
modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4,
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., graduated from Morehouse
College (B.A., 1948), Crozer Theological Seminary (B.D., 1951), and Boston ...
The son, grandson, and great-grandson of Baptist ministers, Martin Luther King Jr
., named Michael King at birth, was born in Atlanta and spent his first twelve ...
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