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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, as Jr., "A Dream")
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Writing, "Letter From Birmingham Jail", 1963. 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

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5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

We fought hard and long and I have never doubted that we would prevail in the struggle. Already our rewards have begun to reveal themselves. Desegregation. The Voting Rights Act. But what deeply troubles me now is that for all the steps we have taken toward integration, I've come to believe we're integrating into a burning house. I guess we're just going to have to become firemen. See more »

Trivia:

At age thirty-five,He was the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Peace prize.This record was surpassed by Betty Williams in 1977 who was thirty-three. See more »

Nickname:

M.L.K.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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