Martin luther king, jr, original name michael king, jr, (born january 15, 1929, atlanta, georgia, us—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 1968. Martin luther king, jr (january 15, 1929 - april 4, 1968) was an american pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the african-american civil rights movementhe was best known for improving civil rights by using nonviolent civil disobedience, based on his christian beliefs. Aretha franklin's history with civil rights, from martin luther king jr to barack obama when respect became a feminist and civil-rights anthem in 1967, it was no accident by. Dorothy cotton, civil rights leader and confidante to martin luther king jr, dies at 88 dorothy cotton worked alongside sclc leaders including hosea williams, the rev martin luther king jr. To the mountaintop: martin luther king jr's sacred mission to save america - by stewart burns a beautifully written biography of mlk's life and work which draws out the political and theological context in which the civil rights campaign emerged.
King, martin luther, jr montgomery, alabamamartin luther king, jr, and other civil rights leaders of a municipal bus boycott in montgomery, alabama, riding an integrated bus, december 1956© bettmann/corbis in his first speech to the group as its president, king declared: we have no alternative. Martin luther king, jr: i'm the king of civil rights from the city to suburbia (king is the best known black civil rights leader throughout the entire united states, in cities and suburbs, and he calls himself the king of civil rights, a pun on his last name. As a young boy, he was inspired by the activism surrounding the montgomery bus boycott and the words of the rev martin luther king jr, which he heard on radio broadcasts in those pivotal moments, he made a decision to become a part of the civil rights movement. Martin luther king biography 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 jr (january 15, 1929 - april 4, 1968) was an american baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Coretta scott king was an american civil rights activist and the wife of 1960s civil rights leader martin luther king jr writer, anti-war activist, women's rights activist, civil rights activist. Dr martin luther king, jr was a major part of many nonviolent protests as he helped lead the fight for desegregation and equal rights he was arrested numerous times in 1963, numerous sit-ins were staged in birmingham, alabama to protest segregation in restaurants and eating facilities.
Martin luther king, jr (january 15, 1929 - april 4, 1968) was an american clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the african-american civil rights movement he is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights in the united states and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of mahatma gandhi. Dorothy cotton, civil rights leader and confidante to martin luther king jr, dies at 88 dorothy cotton institute civil rights leader dorothy cotton, seen here in 1964.
Martin luther king, jr, (january 15, 1929-april 4, 1968) 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. Kentuckians, including many union members, will march wednesday in frankfort in remembrance of dr martin luther king jr, who was murdered april 4, 1968, in memphis the mlk memorial march to move will travel along capitol avenue and conclude on the capitol steps. Martin luther king jr was born in a family of baptist church pastors on 15 january 1929 in atlanta, georgia, in the united states' deep south, where racism was and still is deeply rooted a young king soon realised that the colour of his skin represented an apparently insurmountable obstacle.
Martin luther king jr was a 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 1968. A civil rights act was passed by congress on 2nd july 1964 other acts framed to advance or protect the political rights of african american citizens followed in 1967 martin luther king jr was awarded the nobel peace prize. Martin luther king jr, an american clergyman and civil rights leader, was shot at the lorraine motel in memphis, tennessee, on april 4, 1968 king was rushed to st joseph's hospital , and was pronounced dead at 7:05 pm cst. Martin luther king, jr, biography 1929â 1968, american clergyman and civil rights leader dr martin luther king, jr, prepares to speak to a crowd of 200,000 marchers in washingtion, dc.
The facts about martin luther king jr show that he too was a man, a mortal who lived, breathed, and romanced his sweetheart like us but what made him different was the fact that he rose to the occasion when duty beckoned, instead of slithering away. - 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. Martin luther king jr lived an extraordinary life at 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with president john kennedy at 34, he galvanized the nation with his i have a dream speech. Civil rights leader dr martin luther king, jr, born in atlanta, georgia, in 1929, never backed down in his stand against racism he dedicated his life to achieving equality and justice for all americans of all colors king believed that peaceful refusal to obey unjust law was the best way to bring.