Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. Martin Luther King, Jr., original name Michael King, Jr., (born January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.—died April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee), Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in. Born as Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was the middle child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. The King and Williams families had roots in.
Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. Mini Bio (1) 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. Martin Luther King Jr was one of America’s most influential civil rights activists. His passionate, but non-violent protests, helped to raise awareness of racial inequalities in America, leading to significant political change. Martin Luther King was also an eloquent orator who captured the imagination and hearts of people, both black and white. Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the. A hero is born Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1929.
At the time in that part of the country, segregation—or the separation of races in places like schools, buses, and... Martin Luther King III (born October 23, 1957) is an American human rights activist, philanthropist & advocate. The oldest son and oldest living child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, King served as the 4th President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference from 1997 to 2004. Contents 1 Early life An African American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. King is the only non-president to have a national holiday in his name. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011. On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. From 1957 to 1968, King traveled over six million miles and spoke over 2,500 times. King's role in the bus boycott transformed him into a national figure and the best-known spokesman of the civil rights movement. King published a short book called The Measure of A Man, which contained his sermons "What is Man?" and "The Dimensions of a Complete Life." The historic March on Washington takes place. The march is organized by King and other civil rights leaders. Won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. King and the SCLC organized the "Poor People's Campaign" to address issues of economic justice.