Martin Luther King Jr Biography
Full Name: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nick Name: MLK.
Date of Birth: January 15, 1929
Place of Birth: Atlanta, GA
Education: Graduate, BA in Sociology, Ph.D.
University: Morehouse College, Boston University
Occupation: Civil Rights Leader
Best known for: Advancing the Civil Rights Movement and his “I Have a Dream” speech
Awards: The Nobel Peace Prize 1964
Died: April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN
Father Name: Martin Luther King Sr.
Mother Name: Alberta Christine Williams King
Spouse Name: Coretta Scott
Interesting Facts about Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Martin Luther King, Jr was the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday.
- At the Atlanta premier of the movie Gone with the Wind, Martin sang with his church choir.
- There are over 730 streets in the United States named after Martin Luther King, Jr.
- One of his main influences was Mohandas Gandhi who taught people to protest in a non-violent manner.
- He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- The name on his original birth certificate is Michael King. This was a mistake, however. He was supposed to be named after his father who was named for Martin Luther, the leader of the Christian reformation movement.
- He is often referred to by his initials MLK.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN. While standing on the balcony of his hotel, he was shot by James Earl Ray.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Quote:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Quote
I Have a Dream speech by Martin Luther King .Jr HD