Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968)

Martin Luther King,
1929 - 1968
updated January 30, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr., father to 4 children, was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born to Alberta Christine King and Martin Luther King Sr., with siblings Willie and Alfred. He married Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953 in Heiberger, Alabama and Martin died on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. They gave birth to Yolanda Denise King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King, and Bernice Albertine King. Martin died on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee at 39 years old.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to a Baptist minister and his wife, Alberta. He preached Christian values and social equality for all races.



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Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Male
Gender
Martin
First name
Luther
Middle name
King
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Jr.
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MLK, MLK Jr.
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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee United States
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Martin King, was born on in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia United States
Birth
Martin King, died on in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee United States
Death
Martin King, was born on in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia United States
Martin King, died on in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee United States
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Assassination by firearm
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in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia United States
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Parents:

Sep 13, 1903 - Jun 30, 1974
Dec 19, 1899 - Nov 11, 1984

Siblings:

Sep 11, 1927 - Unknown
Jul 30, 1930 - Jul 21, 1969

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Martin Luther King, Jr. & Coretta (Scott) King

June 18, 1953 - April 4, 1968
Cause of Separation: Death
Heiberger, Perry County, AL, 36756, United States
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Apr 28, 1927 - Jan 30, 2006

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Nov 17, 1955 - May 15, 2007
Oct 23, 1957 - Unknown
Jan 30, 1961 - Unknown
Mar 28, 1963 - Unknown

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Martin Luther King, Jr., father to 4 children, died on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee at 39 years old. He was buried in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born to Alberta Christine King and Martin Luther King Sr., with siblings Willie and Alfred. Martin married Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953 in Heiberger, Alabama and Martin died on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. They gave birth to Yolanda Denise King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King, and Bernice Albertine King.
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In 1929, in the year that Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1930, by the time he was just 1 year old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1946, he was 17 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1951, at the age of 22 years old, Martin was alive when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1968, in the year of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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