Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the leading force of the Civil Rights Movement which was a decades-long struggle by African Americans to end legalized racial discrimination, disenfranchisement, and racial segregation in the United States. For his remarkable efforts to combat racial inequality through nonviolent resistance, he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize on October 14, 1964, and became the youngest person to receive the prize.

Age

He was born on January 15, 1929.

Died

He passed away on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39 after he was fatally shot in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

Resting Place

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Girlfriend / Spouse

Martin Luther King Jr. had dated –

  1. Coretta Scott (1953-1968) – He got married to author, activist, and civil rights leader, Coretta Scott, on June 18, 1953, on the lawn of her parents’ house in her hometown of Heiberger, Alabama. They were blessed with 4 children, namely, Yolanda King (b. November 17, 1955), Martin Luther King III (b. October 23, 1957), Dexter Scott King (b. January 30, 1961), and Bernice King (b. March 28, 1963).

Distinctive Features

  • Delivered impactful speeches
  • Sported a mustache

Martin Luther King Jr. Favorite Things

  • Hymns – “I Want to Be More and More Like Jesus”, “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”

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Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

  1. In 1963, he was named Time Magazine‘s “Man of the Year”.
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the 3rd Monday of January each year.
  3. He was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings and once said, “Jesus gave me the message, Gandhi showed me the method.”
  4. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m.
  5. Martin was a fan of the Star Trek: The Original Series (1966).
  6. Coincidentally, Martin Luther King Jr. had once stated that he would not live to be 40.
  7. He was friends with Ralph Abernathy, , Andrew Young, James Baldwin, Ossie Davis, Tony Bennett, and Otis Moss Jr.

Featured Image by Dick DeMarsico / New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection / Public Domain

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Facts of Michael King Jr.

  • Gender Male
  • full nameMichael King Jr.
  • nicknamesMartin Luther King Jr., M.L.K.
  • birthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Date of Birth January 15, 1929
  • Age 92 years 10 months
  • Horoscope Capricorn
  • Lucky Number 10
  • Lucky Stone Topaz
  • Lucky Color Brown
  • Best Match for Marriage Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundAfrican-American
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristianity
  • net worth$250 Thousand
  • professionChristian Minister, Activist
  • weight70 kg or 154.5 lbs
  • height5 ft 6½ in or 169 cm
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • body type / buildSlim
  • collegeMorehouse College
  • motherAlberta Williams King
  • fatherMartin Luther King Sr.
  • brothersAlfred Daniel Williams King I
  • sistersChristine King Farris

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