Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968)

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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.


Martin Luther King, Biography

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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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Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee United States


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Civil Rights, Minister (Civil Rights, Minister, Nobel Peace Prize)

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Tree

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Alberta Christine King
Sep 13, 1903 - Jun 30, 1974
Atlanta, Georgia
Martin Luther King Sr.
Dec 19, 1899 - Nov 11, 1984
Atlanta, Georgia


Willie Christine Farris
Born: Sep 11, 1927
Alfred Daniel Williams King Sr.
Jul 30, 1930 - Jul 21, 1969

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.


Coretta (Scott) King
Apr 28, 1927 - Jan 30, 2006
Atlanta, GA


Yolanda Denise King
Nov 17, 1955 - May 15, 2007
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Martin Luther King III
Born: Oct 23, 1957
Dexter Scott King
Born: Jan 30, 1961
Bernice Albertine King
Born: Mar 28, 1963


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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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1929 - 1968 World Events

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In 1929, in the year that Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1930, he was merely 1 year old when 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 1945, Martin was 16 years old when on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

In 1956, when he was 27 years old, on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

In 1968, in the year of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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around 1867 - Jun 12, 1917
Martin Frederick King
around 1874 - Aug 7, 1915
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around 1884 - Jun 29, 1942
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around 1891 - Sep 9, 1916
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Died: Sep 1, 1915
Martin King
around 1894 - May 23, 1918
Martin H King
Born: around 1927
Delaware, United States
Martin F King
Born: around 1924
New Jersey, United States
Martin E King
Born: around 1924
California, United States
Martin King
Born: around 1919
California, United States
Martin L King
Born: around 1925
Louisiana, United States
Martin L King
Born: around 1926
Kansas, United States
Martin J King
Born: around 1922
Wisconsin, United States
Martin L King
Born: around 1911
United States
Martin L King
Born: around 1925
Tennessee, United States
Martin King
Born: around 1916
Alabama, United States
Martin L King
Born: around 1923
Pennsylvania, United States
Martin J King
Born: around 1922
New York, United States
Martin King
Born: around 1909
New York, United States
Martin J King
Born: around 1920
Massachusetts, United States

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