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Martin Luther King Jr.
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Born- January 15, 1929
Born in Atlanta, Georgia and had a full name of Michael Luther King Jr.
Later changed name to Martin Luther King Jr.
Mother- Alberta Christine Williams King
Father- Michael Luther King Sr. (changed name later to Martin Luther King Sr.
One younger brother- Alfred Daniel Williams King
One older sister- (birth name) Willie Christine King
Believed in three evils:
Poverty- unemployment, homelessness, hunger, malnutrition, illiteracy, infant mortality, slums, etc...
Racism- prejudice, ethnic conflict, homophobia, ageism, discrimination against disabled groups, stereotypes, etc…
Militarism- war, imperialism, domestic violence, terrorism, human trafficking, media violence, drugs, child abuse, violent crime, etc…
Believed the world needed a non-violent social change
Needed to cleanse world of 3 evils
MLK, himself, was influenced especially by:
Ghandi- leader of Indian independence movement
Abe Lincoln- previous US president involved in anti-slavery
Leo Tolstoy- Russian novelist, believed in united community
MLK's Influence on others:
Involved in protests
Heavily influenced civil right movements
Changed the view of hundreds of thousands op people based on civil rights
Martin Luther King Jr.
The Pie is a lie
"King Papers." King Papers. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2014.
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Biographical Sketch. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2014.
"Birth & Family." The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2014.
"Welcome to the LSU Libraries Website!" Timeline of Events in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2014.
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Son of MLK Sr. and Alberta Williams King
Married to Coretta Scott King
Had 2 sons + 2 daughters
Sons- MLK 3rd and Dexter Scott
Daughters- Yolanda and Bernice
Began his first years of education in Atlanta Elementary Schools
Enrolled in David T. Howard Elementary School
Had high test scores
Never did ninth and twelfth grade
(At age fifteen) Attended Morehouse Collage (also in Atlanta)- Graduated 1948
He received a B.A. degree in Sociology
Enrolled in a collage in Chester, PA- also studied in U Penn
Won several awards
Graduated in 1951
Studied at Boston Collage, Systemic Theology received Ph.D
Also studied at Harvard
In Spring of 1668 King was preparing to march in Washington
Was called to Memphis Tennessee
April 3, King gave his speech at Mason Temple Church in Memphis
“I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”
On the following day King was assassinated