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Martin Luther King (1929–1968)


Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Alberta Christine (Williams), a schoolteacher, and Martin Luther King Sr., a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. 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 ... 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)
Gang Land
Gang Land Soundtrack
(1998)
The March
The March Himself
(1964)

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 2007 Freedom Writers (as Martin Luther King, Jr., "A Dream")
 1998 Gang Land (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:

TV commercial, audio only excerpt from "I Have a Dream" speech, for Montreal Gazette newspaper (2008). See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Biographical Movies | 22 Print Biographies | 11 Portrayals | 20 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr | Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. | 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:

[on the Birmingham church bombing, September 23, 2013] God still has a way of wringing good out of evil. And history has proven over and over again that unmerited suffering is redemptive. The innocent blood of these little girls may well serve as a redemptive force that will bring new light to this dark city. 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:

Hopes for equality between every ethnicity See more »

Nickname:

M.L.K.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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