Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968 ￼
Birth date: January 15, 1929
Death date: April 4, 1968
Birth place: Atlanta, Georgia
Birth name: Michael Luther King, Jr.
Father: Michael “Martin” Luther King, Sr., Baptist minister
Mother: Alberta (Williams) King
Marriage: Coretta (Scott) King (June 18, 1953 – April 4, 1968, his death)
Children: Bernice, March 28, 1963; Dexter, January 30, 1961; Martin III, October 23, 1957; Yolanda, November 17, 1955 – May 15, 2007
Education: Morehouse College, B.A., 1948; Crozer Theological Seminary, B.D., 1951; Boston University, Ph.D., 1955
King was called Martin or M.L. from a young age. His birth name was Michael, like his father’s but both names were changed to Martin Luther after his father studied the works of Martin Luther.
Youngest person, at the time, to win the Nobel Peace Prize. ￼
Author of five books published from 1958 through 1968, works on American race relations and collections of his sermons and lectures.
According to the King Center, Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is 17 minutes long.