How Many Kids Did Martin Luther King, Jr. Have?


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Martin Luther King, Jr. had four children in total. His children were Yolanda Denise, born in 1955, Martin Luther King III, born in 1957, Dexter Scott King, born in 1961, and Bernice Albertine, who was born in 1963.

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King had these four children with Coretta Scott, whom he married in June of 1953. The family lived in Montgomery, Alabama, where King worked for the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church as pastor. The kids were still young when King was assassinated in 1968. He is honored with a yearly federal holiday in the U.S. that falls on the third Monday of January and has been observed since 1986.

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