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 play... See full bio »

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(age 39) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Known For

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

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Other Works:

Delivered "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C. on August 28, 1963. See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Biographical Movies | 23 Print Biographies | 17 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. | Martin Luther King Jr | Rev. Martin Luther King Jr | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | 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 | Reverend Martin Luther King

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Coretta Scott King  (his death)  (4 children)

Children:

Yolanda King | See more »

Parents:

Martin Luther King Sr. | Alberta Christine Williams King

Relatives:

Yolanda Renee King (grandchild) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. See more »

Trivia:

He stated that he would not live to be 40. He died aged 39. See more »

Trademark:

Hopes for equality between every ethnicity See more »

Nickname:

M.L.K.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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