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Martin Luther King (1929–1968)

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father, Martin Luther King Sr., was a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. His mother was a schoolteacher. For Martin the civil rights movement began one summer in 1935 when he was six years old. Two of his friends did not show up to play ball with him and ... See full bio »


(age 39) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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 2007 Freedom Writers (as Martin Luther King, Jr., "A Dream")
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Writing, "Letter From Birmingham Jail", 1963. See more »

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12 Biographical Movies | 21 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | 20 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | Martin Luther King Jr. | Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr. | Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. | Dr Martin Luther King | Dr. Martin Luther King | Rev. Martin Luther King


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I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live. See more »


When he was shot, King was on his way to a soul-food dinner at the home of Reverend Samuel (Billy) Kyles. After supper, King had promised to attend the evening rally of the striking black garbage collectors of Local 1733. See more »



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