Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr NYWTS.jpgKing in 1964
Born Michael King, Jr.
January 15, 1929
AtlantaGeorgia, U.S.
Died April 4, 1968 (aged 39)
MemphisTennessee, U.S.
Monuments Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Nationality American
Alma mater Morehouse College (B.A.)
Crozer Theological Seminary(B.D.)
Boston University (Ph.D.)
Organization Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
Influenced by Jesus ChristAbraham Lincoln,Reinhold NiebuhrMohandas Karamchand GandhiBayard RustinHoward ThurmanPaul TillichLeo Tolstoy
Political movement African-American Civil Rights MovementPeace movement
Religion Baptist (Progressive National Baptist Convention)
Spouse(s) Coretta Scott King (1953–1968)
Children Yolanda Denise-King (1955–2007)
Martin Luther King III (b.1957)
Dexter Scott King (b.1961)
Bernice Albertine King (b.1963)
Parents Martin Luther King, Sr.
Alberta Williams King
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (1964),Presidential Medal of Freedom(1977, posthumous),Congressional Gold Medal(2004, posthumous)
Signature Martin Luther King Jr Signature2.svg

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