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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)
Gang Land
Gang Land Soundtrack
(1998)
I Am Curious (Yellow)
(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: "Stride Toward Freedom", 1958. See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Biographical Movies | 22 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry. Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened. See more »

Trivia:

On King's 60th birthday in 1988, the U.S. government unveiled a statue memorial of his likeness, to commemorate the progress of civil rights. See more »

Trademark:

Powerful speeches See more »

Nickname:

M.L.K.

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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