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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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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 »

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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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A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. See more »


Pictured on a 15¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Black Heritage USA series, issued 13 January 1979. See more »



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