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Martin luther king jr day (officially birthday of martin luther king jr) is an american federal holiday marking the birthday of martin luther king jr it is observed on the third monday of january each year, which is around king's birthday, january 15. Martin luther king, jr was born on tuesday, january 15, 1929 at the family home in atlanta, georgia he was born the second child and first son of reverend martin luther king sr and his wife alberta. Biography of martin luther king, jr martin luther king, jr was truly a man faced with adversity king, an african american, was born in atlanta, georgia on january 15, 1929, a time and place in which african americans were being severely discriminated against however, he would prove to be the.
Dr martin luther king, jr (january 15,1929 - april 4, 1968) dr king was born michael luther king, jr, but later had his name changed to martin his grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the ebenezer baptist church in atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931 his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until. Martin luther king, jr was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s he led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including african americans he hoped that america and the world could become a colorblind society where race would not impact a person's civil rights he is. Martin luther king jr is an undying symbol of the black civil rights movement that changed the face of america during the 1950s and 1960s his methods were considered to be revolutionary, at the time. The autobiography of martin luther king, jr gives an overview of the major movements in king's life, from his childhood, up until his death although the book is written in king's own words, the book is actually a compilation of his various writings: essays, sermons, speeches, letters, etc. Any number of historic moments in the civil rights struggle have been used to identify martin luther king, jr — prime mover of the montgomery bus boycott, keynote speaker at the march on.
Dr martin luther king, jr's less than thirteen years of nonviolent leadership ended abruptly and tragically on april 4th, 1968, when he was assassinated at the. Learn more about martin luther king, jr's efforts to transform the united states' understanding of racial inequality and his campaign with other civil rights leaders for equal treatment under the. The accident on a garbage truck that led to the death of martin luther king, jr, episode of the southern hollows podcast dr king's assassination,.
Dr martin luther king, jr biography general assembly, past general assemblies during the spring of 1963, dr king and his staff guided mass demonstrations in birmingham, alabama, where local white police officials were known for their anti-black attitudes. The martin luther king jr memorial is located in west potomac park next to the national mall in washington, dc, united states. Martin luther king jr's name was originally michael king jr but he was renamed to martin luther king jr in homage to the german theologian martin luther we must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Martin luther king, jr was one of the pivotal leaders of the american civil rights movement king was a baptist minister, one of the few leadership roles available to black men at the time he became a civil rights activist early in his career. Biography of martin luther king, jr 745 words | 3 pages martin luther king, jr (january 15, 1929-april 4, 1968) was born on in his mother's parents large house on auburn avenue in atlanta, georgia. Martin luther king jr, was born on 15th january 1929 his father was the minister of the ebenezer baptist church in atlanta, georgia it was this vibrant and confident tradition of african-american christianity that fashioned king's childhood, inspired his sense of identity and purpose, and sustained his great convictions.