How Many Children Did Martin Luther King Jr. Have?


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had four children with his wife Coretta Scott King. Yolanda Denise King was born in November 1955, Martin Luther King III was born in October 1957, Dexter Scott King was born in January 1961, and Bernice Albertine King was born in March 1963.

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Yolanda King was an actress and activist, at one point acting alongside the daughter of Malcom X. She passed away in 2007. Martin Luther King III is a speaker and community activist who has served as a member of the Fulton Country Board of Commissioners and as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Dexter King became the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The King Center in 2005. Bernice King is a reverend, lawyer and former radio host. As of 2015, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The King Center.

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