Martin Luther King, Jr. Bio

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Born Michael King, Jr.
January 15, 1929
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died April 4, 1968 (aged 39)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Monuments Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Alma mater Morehouse College (B.A.)
Crozer Theological Seminary (B.D.)
Boston University (Ph.D.)
Organization Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
Influenced by Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Benjamin Mays, Hosea Williams, Bayard Rustin, Henry David Thoreau, Howard Thurman, Leo Tolstoy
Political movement African-American Civil Rights Movement, Peace movement
Religion Baptist (Progressive National Baptist Convention)
Spouse Coretta Scott King (m. 1953–68)
Children Yolanda Denise-King (deceased)
Martin Luther King III
Dexter Scott King
Bernice Albertine King
Parents Martin Luther King, Sr.
Alberta Williams King
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (1964), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977, posthumous), Congressional Gold Medal (2004, posthumous)
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