The active involvement of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the civil rights movement in the United States spans 13 years, beginning in 1955 when he engaged in a boycott against racial segregation in public transportation and ending in 1968 when King was fatally shot. King was...
Martin Luther King arrived in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968, to show continued support for a sanitation workers' strike. His arrival set in motion the events that would result in his murder the next day and in the arrest of James Earl Ray more than two months lat...
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.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created to celebrate the life and work of the Civil Rights Era leader. Dr. King's work was instrumental in helping African-Americans secure their rights.
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.
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...