STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 307 this week

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 »

Died:

(age 39) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7 people
created 03 Feb 2012
 
a list of 646 people
created 27 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 44 people
created 27 Dec 2012
 
a list of 120 people
created 13 Apr 2013
 
a list of 40 people
created 1 month ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Martin Luther King.

User Polls

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
 2007 Freedom Writers (as Martin Luther King, Jr., "A Dream")
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (237 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "In Search of Freedom" (USP) See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Biographical Movies | 20 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

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I am more concerned about doing a good job, doing something for humanity and what I consider the will of God, than about longevity. Untimately it isn't so important how long you live. The important thing is how well you live. See more »

Trivia:

Became pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1960. See more »

Nickname:

M.L.K.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How can you defend womanizing while fighting for racial equality? vavoom74
Finding The Perfect Actor: chpenichet-1
Birthday!!! Barbossas_Apples
King was great! DonSDavis
PBS documentary with church group... nsavage3-1
His wife's love life after his death soluvli04
Discuss Martin Luther King on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page