Martin Luther King Jr

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Martin Luther King Jr

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Martin Luther King Jr. was very well known for his speeches. Some of his most famous speeches were his "I Have A Dream" speech and "I've Been to the Mountaintop." He proclaimed his most famous I Have A Dream speech on August 28, 1963, and his Mountaintop speech on April 3, 1968.



Growing up, Martin lived with his parents, Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King as well as his grandparents and two siblings, Christine and Alfred Daniel Williams King.

In Dr. King's later life, he married and had four children. His wife was Coretta Scott, and his four kids were Yolanda Denise, Martin Luther III, Dexter Scott, and Bernice Albertine.

Martin Luther King Jr.: Accomplishments and Work

Dr. King was killed on April 4, 1968; He was shot on the balcony of Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennesee by James Earl Ray, an escaped fugitive.

Martin, his father, and his grandfather were all baptist ministers and preachers. His faith was very important to him and helped form him.

Martin Luther King Jr. went to Morehouse College then went to Boston University to get his doctorate.

Dr. King has earned more awards than what is listed here. The ones listed are his more credible and renowned awards and medals.

Martin Luther King Jr. was inspired by multiple people to become a civil rights activist. His father was probably his biggest inspirator, but he was also inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and Friederick Douglas.

Dr. King was born on January 15, 1939, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Extra Facts:Dr. King was elected President of the Mongomery Improvement Association(MIA)Dr. King published a doctoral book in 1958: Stride Toward Freedom.


Congressional Gold Medal

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Time's Person of the Year Award

Nobel Peace Prize




He gave this speech one day before his death.


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