Martin Luther King Jr

By Quinten Flasch

Some interesting facts are...

  • Martin Luther King has two son’s. One of their names is Martin Luther King lll and the other is named Dexter Scott King.

    • Martin Luther King has two daughters. One of their names are Yolanda King and the other is named Bernice King.


    • Martin Luther King died before his dad.


    • Born on Tuesday, January 15, 1929.


    • In 1964, at 35 years old, Martin Luther King, Jr. became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.


    • This federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader is observed on the third Monday in January. In 2014, the holiday falls on Jan. 20


    • Martin Luther King,, was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin.


    • His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.


    • His father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor.


    • Martin Luther King attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College.


    • In 1954, Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.


    • In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.


    • King traveled over six million miles


    • King spoke over twenty-five hundred times.


Some more facts are....

  • At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.


  • Martin Luther King Jr. was the middle child of Michael King Sr. and Alberta Williams King.


  • When Martin Luther King was 35 he was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.


  • In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.


  • Martin Luther King Jr was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s.


  • He attended in a graduate program at Boston University, he graduated two years later.


  • By the time the Supreme Court ruled segregated seating on public buses unconstitutional in November 1956, Martin Luther King was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi.


  • In 1960 King and his family moved to Atlanta.


  • Martin Luther King joined his father as co-pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church.


  • Martin Luther King Jr worked with civil rights and religious groups to organize the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.


  • On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech(I Have A Dream)