Martin Luther King (1929–1968)


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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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Freedom Writers Soundtrack
(2007)
Gang Land Soundtrack
(1998)
The Old Days Writer
(2019)
(1967)

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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:

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

Publicity Listings:

12 Biographical Movies | 23 Print Biographies | 11 Portrayals | 22 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:

Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' And vanity comes along and asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' See more »

Trivia:

Was stabbed in 1958 while promoting his book, "Stride Toward Freedom". See more »

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Powerful speeches See more »

Nickname:

M.L.K.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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