Martin luther biography martin luther (november 10, 1483 – february 18, 1546) was a german monk who became the father of the protestant reformation martin luther criticised aspects of the catholic church and the concept of papal infallibility. Martin luther king jr was a baptist minister and social activist, who led the civil rights movement in the united states from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. Dr martin luther king, jr is widely considered the most influential leader of the american civil rights movement he fought to overturn jim crow segregation laws and eliminate social and. The martin luther king, jr historic site, a 23 acre area was listed as a national historic landmark on may 5, 1977, and was made a national historic site on october 10, 1980 by the us department of the interior.
History and culture dr martin luther king, jr remembered - ep 6 thanks to the efforts of a humble baptist preacher, dr martin luther king, jr, the law is bound to uphold equal rights for all people across the country regardless of race, color, or creed. Share with students a brief online biography of martin luther king jr read aloud the biography page, and project the internet page for all to see if possible, print a copy of the page for each student. Martin luther king jr was actually born michael luther king and later changed his name to martinhe was born on january 15, 1929 to martin luther king sr and alberta williams king he was the middle child of three siblings.
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. Martin's big words: the life of dr martin luther king jr (2001) by doreen rappaport, illustrated by bryan collier for children ages 5 and up, this picture book biography was awarded a caldecott honor and is an accessible introduction to king. Martin luther king, jr was born on january 15, 1929, to reverend martin luther king, sr and alberta williams king, at ne, atlanta, georgia he was the first son and second child born the five-foot seven-inch tall king was a ladies' man, who was a good dancer.
Martin luther king, jr, original name michael king, jr, (born january 15, 1929, atlanta, georgia, us—died april 4, 1968, memphis, tennessee), baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the united states from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. Martin luther king, jr day celebrates the life and civil rights work of dr king in 1994, the holiday was officially recognized as a national day of service where volunteers across the country work together to make a difference in their communities. A biography of martin luther king jr i have a dreamâ€¦ are the famous words stated by martin luther king jr on august 28th, 1963 in civil rights movement speech (king) although king expressed his feelings on that summer day in 1963, his ideas directly reflect his life previous to the speech and have a huge impact on many people even today. Martin luther king jr was born on january 15, 1929, in atlanta, georgia he was the son of alberta christine (williams), a schoolteacher, and martin luther king sr, a pastor of the ebenezer baptist church in atlanta.
Primary source on an advertisement of martin luther king coming to speak his speech on “future of the american negro emancipation centennial issued this 1964 postcard containing dr king's brief biography which was used as a study guide in negro history martin luther king jr archive - a complete trivia of mlk jr 2015 martin luther. Martin luther king, jr, made history, but he was also transformed by his deep family roots in the african-american baptist church, his formative experiences in his hometown of atlanta, his theological studies, his varied models of religious and political leadership, and his extensive network of. Reading comprehension/ biography ©2007 abcteachcom martin luther king, jr martin luther king, jr was born in georgia in 1929 he was a good.
With these words, dr martin luther king jr built a crescendo to his final speech on april 3, 1968 the next day, the civil rights leader was shot and killed on a balcony of the lorraine motel in. Brief overview martin luther king, jr's birthday was first observed as a national holiday in 1986 however, his life had become a fixed part of american mythology for years prior to this.
In this lesson, students will learn about the life and work of civil rights leader martin luther king, jr students will listen to a brief biography, view photographs of the march on washington, hear a portion of king's i have a dream speech, and discuss what king's words mean to them. The king family -- martin luther king, sr (daddy king), alberta williams king, willie christine king, martin luther king, jr, and alfred daniel williams king (known as a d king) -- moves from 501 auburn avenue to 193 boulevard in atlanta. In its january 1964 issue, time named martin luther king, jr, ”man of the year” for 1963 recognizing him as a fearless leader who fought to bring equality in america he was the first african american recipient of this honor.