The king library and archives in atlanta is the largest repository of primary source materials on dr martin luther king, jr and the american civil rights movement in the world. Martin luther king, jr, was born michael luther king, jr, in atlanta, georgia, on january 15, 1929 his father, in a 1957 interview, said that both he and his son were supposed to be named for the leader of the protestant reformation but misunderstandings led to michael being the name on birth records. 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.
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 was born on 15 january 1929 in atlanta, georgia he worked as a baptist minister and a civil rights activist and began making a significant impact on race relations in the mid-1950s. Most biographies of martin luther king jr have focused on king the civil rights icon, spotlighting his role from the montgomery bus boycott onward in the seminarian,. Letter from birmingham jail 1 a u g u s t 1 9 6 3 letter from birmingham jail by martin luther king, jr from the birmingham jail, where he was imprisoned as a participant in nonviolent demonstrations against segregation, dr.
Birth home of martin luther king, jr gary tarleton, nps, hfc the only ranger-led tour in the park is of dr king's birth home all other facilities such as the visitor centeer, historic ebenezer baptist church, dr and mrs king's gravesite, freedom hall, and historic fire station no 6 are self-guided. Building upon the achievements of stanford university's martin luther king, jr papers project, the king institute supports a broad range of activities illuminating dr king's life and the movements he inspired. Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the april 4, 1968, assassination of martin luther king jr yet, while his birthday has become a national holiday and schoolchildren across the nation and. 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. 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.
Learn about martin luther king jr, an outstanding american leader and hero, who was born on january 15, 1929 share the stories of his vision and commitment by using our activities, lessons, and worksheets that detail dr king's life. One of the most surprising martin luther king jr facts is that when martin luther king jr was born, his name was michael king, jr his father, michael king, changed his own name to martin luther king in honor of martin luther , one of the leaders of the reformation. 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.
All students interested in signing up for the digital dreamers laptop program, please visit the following link and complete the enrollment form using your student number. 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. ― martin luther king jr tags: excellence, inspirational 1469 likes like those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those. Martin luther king, jr education , character , intelligence , goal 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. The king family -- martin luther king, sr (daddy king), alberta williams king, willie christine king, martin luther king, jr, and alfred daniel williams king (known as a d king) -- moves from 501 auburn avenue to 193 boulevard in atlanta.
Martin luther king, jr memorial hours and directions the most convenient way to reach the martin luther king, jr memorial is by metrobus or metro the closest metro stop is smithsonian, on the orange, blue and silver lines. Martin luther king dreamt that all inhabitants of the united states would be judged by their personal qualities and not by the color of their skin in april 1968 he was murdered by a white racist four years earlier, he had received the peace prize for his nonviolent campaign against racism. The martin luther king papers project addressed the issue in volume ii of the papers of martin luther king, jr (and reproduced a statement therefrom in the faq on their web site).
1 review of martin luther king, jr recreation and aquatic center the mlk jr rec and aquatic center is now open on hilliard stret about 1 block from the mlk marta station. With these words, dr martin luther king jr built a crescendo to his final speech on april 3, 1968 the next day, the civil rights leader was shot and killed on a balcony of the lorraine motel in. Martin luther king, jr i have a dream delivered 28 august 1963, at the lincoln memorial, washington dc video purchase off-site audio mp3 of address.