Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its...
|Birthdate:||January 15, 1929|
|Date of death:||April 4, 1968|
|Education:||Boston University, Morehouse College|
|Also known as:||Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King, Jr, Martin Luther King Jr.|