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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")
 1998 Pariah (performer: "Excerpt from Must Establish Priorities" - as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) / (writer: "Excerpt from Must Establish Priorities" - as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
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Article: "A Testament Of Hope", "Playboy" (USA), January 1989, p.130-132+341-342. 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


5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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[from his final speech, 3 April 1968] We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the ... See more »


Earned Ph.D. in systematic theology in 1955. See more »



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