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Martin Luther King Jr.
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"Martin Luther King" and "MLK" redirect here. For other uses, See Martin Luther King (disambiguation) and MLK (disambiguation).
Martin Luther King Jr.
King in a suit
King in 1964
1st President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
In office
January 10, 1957 " April 4, 1968
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byRalph Abernathy
Personal details
BornMichael King Jr.
January 15, 1929
Atlanta, Georgia, U. S.
DiedApril 4, 1968 (aged 39)
Memphis, Tennessee, U. S.
Cause of deathAssassination
Resting placeMartin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park
NationalityAmerican
Spouse(s)Coretta Scott (m. 1953)
Children
Yolanda Denise King
Martin Luther King III
Dexter Scott King
Bernice Albertine King
Parents
Martin Luther King Sr.
Alberta Williams King
Relatives
Christine King Farris (sister)
Alfred Daniel Williams King (brother)
Alveda King (niece)
Alma mater
Morehouse College
Crozer Theological Seminary
Boston University
Occupation
Ministeractivist
Known forCivil rights movement, Peace movement
Awards
Nobel Peace Prize (1964)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977, Posthumous)
Congressional Gold Medal (2004, Posthumous)
MonumentsMartin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Signature
Martin Luther King, Jr. . JpgThis article is part of
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Martin Luther King Jr.
Biography Sermons and speeches
Campaigns

Montgomery bus boycott Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom Youth March for Integrated Schools Albany Movement Birmingham campaign Walk to Freedom March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom St. Augustine movement Selma to Montgomery marches Chicago Open Housing Movement March Against Fear Memphis sanitation strike Poor People's Campaign
Death and memorial

Assassination American federal holiday National memorial National Historical Park
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Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 " April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, Tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.

King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and in 1957 became the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). With the SCLC, He led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, And helped organize the nonviolent 1963 protests in Birmingham, Alabama. He also helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, Where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

On October 14, 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. [1] In 1965, He helped organize the Selma to Montgomery marches. The following year, He and the SCLC took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In his final years, He expanded his focus to include opposition towards poverty and the Vietnam War. He alienated many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled "Beyond Vietnam". J. Edgar Hoover considered him a radical and made him an object of the FBI's COINTELPRO from 1963 on. FBI agents investigated him for possible communist ties, Recorded his extramarital liaisons and reported on them to government officials, And on one occasion mailed King a threatening anonymous letter, Which he interpreted as an attempt to make him commit suicide.

In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D. C. , To be called the Poor People's Campaign, When he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U. S. Cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, The man convicted and imprisoned of killing King, Had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting. Sentenced to 99 years in prison for King's murder, Effectively a life sentence as Ray was 41 at the time of conviction, Ray served 29 years of his sentence and died from hepatitis in 1998 while in prison.

King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning in 1971; the holiday was enacted at the federal level by legislation signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U. S. Have been renamed in his honor, And a county in Washington State was also rededicated for him. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D. C. , Was dedicated in 2011.

Contents
1Early life and education
1. 1Morehouse College
1. 2Crozer Theological Seminary
1. 3Doctoral studies
2Montgomery bus boycott, 1955
3Southern Christian Leadership Conference
3. 1Albany Movement, 1961
3. 2Birmingham campaign, 1963
3. 3St. Augustine, Florida, 1964
3. 4Selma, Alabama, 1964
3. 5New York City, 1964
4March on Washington, 1963
5Selma voting rights movement and "Bloody Sunday", 1965
6Chicago open housing movement, 1966
7Opposition to the Vietnam War
8Poor People's Campaign, 1968
8. 1After King's death
9Assassination and aftermath
9. 1Aftermath
9. 2Allegations of conspiracy
10Legacy
10. 1Martin Luther King Jr. Day
10. 2Liturgical commemorations
10. 3UK legacy and The Martin Luther King Peace Committee
11Ideas, Influences, And political stances
11. 1Religion
11. 2Nonviolence
11. 3Politics
11. 4Compensation
11. 5Family planning
12FBI and King's personal life
12. 1FBI surveillance and wiretapping
12. 2NSA monitoring of King's communications
12. 3Allegations of communism
12. 4CIA surveillance
12. 5Adultery
12. 6Police observation during the assassination
13Awards and recognition
13. 1Five-dollar bill
14Works
15See also
16References
16. 1Notes
16. 2Citations
16. 3Sources
16. 4Further reading
17External links
Early life and education

The high school that King attended was named after African-American educator Booker T. Washington.
King was born on January 15, 1929, In Atlanta, Georgia, To the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. And Alberta Williams King. [2] King's legal name at birth was Michael King, And his father was also born Michael King, But, After a period of gradual transition on the elder King's part, He changed both his and his son's names in 1934. [3][4] The elder King would later state that "Michael" was a mistake by the attending physician to his son's birth, [5] and the younger King's birth certificate was altered to read "Martin Luther King Jr. " in 1957. [6] King's parents were both African-American, And he also had Irish ancestry through his paternal great-grandfather. [7][8][9]

King was a middle child, Between older sister Christine King Farris and younger brother A. D. King. [10] King sang with his church choir at the 1939 Atlanta premiere of the movie Gone with the Wind, [11] and he enjoyed singing and music. His mother was an accomplished organist and choir leader who took him to various churches to sing, And he received attention for singing "I Want to Be More and More Like Jesus". King later became a member of the junior choir in his church. [12]

King said that his father regularly whipped him until he was 15; a neighbor reported hearing the elder King telling his son "he would make something of him even if he had to beat him to death. " King saw his father's proud and fearless protests against segregation, Such as King Sr. Refusing to listen to a traffic policeman after being referred to as "boy, " or stalking out of a store with his son when being told by a shoe clerk that they would have to "move to the rear" of the store to be served. [13]

When King was a child, He befriended a white boy whose father owned a business near his family's home. When the boys were six, They started school: King had to attend a school for African Americans an
billsands

Con

Shame on you, Really making fun of the retarded and insulting black people, What is wrong with you? Were you dropped on your head?
Debate Round No. 1
iamnotacaveman

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iamnotacaveman forfeited this round.
billsands

Con

so are you like refering to blacks or mlk as a cavemen or retarded because mlk was really smart
Debate Round No. 2
iamnotacaveman

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iamnotacaveman forfeited this round.
billsands

Con

do not be hating on cave men or others. . We are all the same in the end
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Masterful 3 years ago
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Cavemen were probably quite smart.
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
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Yes
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