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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 »

Died:

(age 39) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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 2007 Freedom Writers (as Martin Luther King, Jr., "A Dream")
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Book: "Why We Can't Wait", 1964. 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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5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

Don't let anybody make you think God chose America as His divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. God has a way of standing before the nations with justice and it seems I can hear God saying to America, "You're too arrogant, and if you don't change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I will place it in the hands of a nation that doesn't... See more »

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Was stabbed in 1958 while promoting his book, "Stride Toward Freedom". See more »

Nickname:

M.L.K.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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