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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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Known For

Freedom Writers
Freedom Writers Soundtrack
(2007)
I Am Curious (Yellow)
(1967)
The UCLA Dynasty
(2007)
Pariah
Pariah Soundtrack
(1998)

Filmography

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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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Other Works:

Book: "Why We Can't Wait", 1964. See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Biographical Movies | 21 Print Biographies | 11 Portrayals | 20 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr | Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. | Rev. Martin Luther King Jr | 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. Dr. Martin Luther King | Rev. Martin Luther King

Height:

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:

Encouraged Nichelle Nichols to remain on the original Star Trek (1966) series (according to William Shatner's "Star Trek Memories"). See more »

Trademark:

His mustache See more »

Nickname:

M.L.K.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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