Interesting facts about the childhood of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. can be found at websites such as History Channel, Today I Found Out and Ducksters. In addition to facts about his childhood, these site... More »

Unusual and little-known facts about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. include the fact that he was a frequent smoker. In addition, he had run-ins with the FBI after his "I Have a Dream" speech. More »

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on Thursday, April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. King was in Memphis with members of the Southern Christian Leader... More »

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Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for civil rights because he envisioned a world where black citizens and white citizens were treated equally. He realized that even victories such as Brown v. Board of Education, which deseg... More »

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As of 2015, the History Channel does not have any video or article entitled "Portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." The American artist Betsy Graves Reyneau painted a famous portrait of the civil rights leader Dr. Mart... More »

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot while he stood on the balcony of room 306 at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. He was in the city to support sanitation workers on strike for better pay and working conditions. More »

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent leader of the civil rights movement in the United States. During the late 1950s through the late 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. organized protests, proposed legislation and spoke abo... More »