Martin Luther King lived most of his life in Atlanta, Georgia, and was living there at the time of his death. Named Michael King, Jr. when he was born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929, he changed his name to Martin Luther King, Jr. following his father's name change.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. He was pronounced dead at St. Joseph Hospital after being struck by an assassin's bullet on the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
Martin Luther King's leadership and belief in peaceful protesting during the Civil Rights Movement made him famous. In addition, King is famous for his "I Have a Dream" speech. Dr. King is also known for organizing the Selma to Montgomery March and the March on Washingt...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had four children with his wife, Coretta Scott King: Bernice, Dexter, Martin III and Yolanda Luther King. All but Yolanda are still alive.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister in Alabama and Georgia who went on to become one of the leaders of the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. King, then serving as the minister at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama...
Martin Luther King Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January each year. The holiday is celebrated around the date of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, which is January 15.
Martin Luther was a theologian and monk famous for his public denunciation of the Catholic Church, particularly its practice of selling indulgences, or forgiveness for minor sins. After he was excommunicated, he preached against the corruption of the church and created ...