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Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader in the American civil rights movement.
He was born on January 15, 1929. Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work to end segregation.
He was the first president of the SCLC.
Martin Luther King led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Martin Luther King's date of death was 1968, April 4 ( age 39)
Martin Luther King, Jr. studied theology at Boston University and received a Doctor of Philosophy in 1955.
John Martin Luther King Led the March on Washington where he spoke his famous speech "I have a dream" in 1963.
At 6:01pm. April 4, 1968, walking on his hotel room balcony Martin Luther King Jr was shot and killed. He was African American. He was killed in Memphis, Tennessee.
While jailed for leading anti-segregation protests in Birmingham, King wrote this letter arguing that individuals have the moral duty to disobey unjust laws.

He was a Baptist minister.
James Earl Ray killed Martin Luther King Jr.
His real name is Michael King Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. married Coretta Scott.
Martin went to college at the age 15.
he was born in a middle class family.
one of his famous quotes was "I refuse to accept the view . . .that the bright daybreak of
peace and brotherhood can never become a reality."
Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American gentleman,active man great leader in the American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to keep
progress safe on civil rights in the United States and he is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today.
The time is always right to do what is right. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. by: Sophia and Maribeth
One of his famous quotes is: The time is always right to do what is right. ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Some people wanted him to run for president.
He was awarded the Presidential medal of freedom in 1977.

The national holiday, Martin Luther King Day, was established in 1968.

Martin was born in Atlanta Georgia. At 33 he was pressing the case of Civil Rights with presedent John F. Kennedy.

In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Martin Luther King ,Jr.'s and Coretta Scott King had 4 children named: Yolanda Dennis, Martin Luther III, Dexter Scott, and Bernice Albertine.
The Vietnam War was opposed when he was killed.
He got the medal of freedom in 1997.
Martin Luther King Jr. said "The time is always right to do what is right"
He was killed in a Memphis Hotel.


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Martin Luther King, Jr.


"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. " ~Martin Luther King, Jr
"The time is always right to do something." Martin Luther King

He won the Nobel Prize at the age of 35. One of his most famous speeches was at the March on Washington.

We celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 19.

He was born Michael Luther King but changed his name to Martin.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and his mother was Alberta Williams King. Martin Luther King, Jr., was originally named "Michael King, Jr.", until the family traveled to Europe in the year 1934 and visited Germany. His father soon changed both of their names to Martin in honor of the German.

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies." -Martin Luther King Jr.


"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

He was the first black man to be in the Times Magazine man of the year.

Martin Luther King's grandfather started a Baptist church in Atlanta, GA.

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.... You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here is another great quote ... Some how this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and a brother to the suffering poor Vietnam.

Martin went to Booker T. Washington High School.

HE was awarded the presidential medal of freedom in 1977



Man was born into barbarism when killing his fellow man was a normal condition of existence. He became endowed with a
conscience. And he has now reached the day when violence toward another human being must become as abhorrent as eating
another's flesh.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Why We Can't Wait, 1963.


The Emancipation Proclamation was signed originally in 1862. In 1863 a revised one was signed naming specific states. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I have a dream" speech in March of 1963...100 years later.

King was assassinated on April 47, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.

He was under FBI surveillance for several years (until he died) due to his ties with communist organizations throughout the country. Martin Luther King.Jrsaid "Life's prersistent and most urgent question is,'What are you doing for others?"Martin Luther King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of freedom. Born in Atlanta,Georgia. Age of 39. Martin Luther King was a Baptist minister. Martin Luther King Junior preached his first sermon when he was eighteen.