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 »


(age 39) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Other Works:

Article: "A Testament Of Hope", "Playboy" (USA), January 1989, p.130-132+341-342. 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


5' 6½" (1.69 m)


Coretta Scott King  (his death)  (4 children)


Yolanda King | See more »


Martin Luther King Sr. | Alberta Christine Williams King


Yolanda Renee King (grandchild) | See more »

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Nothing in the World is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. See more »


Children: Yolanda King (1955-2007), Martin Luther King III (b. 1957), Dexter King (b. 1961), Bernice King (b. 1963). See more »


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