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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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Freedom Writers
Freedom Writers Soundtrack
I Am Curious (Yellow)
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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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CD: "Martin Luther King--15 Famous Speeches" (ZKRB) See more »

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

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


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We live in a failed system. Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That's the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system. See more »


January 20, 1986 was the third Monday in January, and consequently, the third Monday in January is an official holiday in the U.S. honoring Dr. King. To date, all 50 states observe the King holiday. See more »


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