Biography of Martin Luther King Junior

Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 15th January 1929, the son of minister Michael Luther King Sr..and Alberta Williams King. He was born into a middle class neighborhood. In 1939 when Michael
Luther King Sr..and his family traveled to Germany changed Michael Luther King Sr.. his and Michael Luther King Jr. 's first name to Martin. Jr. was educated at Morehouse College in 1948 and Crozet Theological Seminary in 1951 and received a doctoral degree from Boston University in 1955. On 18 June 1953 he married Coretta Scott Williams. The wedding took place in her parents' home in Marion, Alabama instead, and was led by King's father. King and Scott had four children:

Bernice Albertine (born March 28, 1963)
Dexter Scott (January 30, 1961)
Martin Luther III (born October 23, 1957)
Yolanda Denise (born 17 November 1955)

He made himself first noticed as leader of busboykotten in Montgomery. It began when Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white. He was co- founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, which would organize borgerrettighedsaktivismen. King advocated the philosophy of public disobedience. He led several marches to highlight the various lack of basic rights. The 14th October 1964 , Martin Luther King and the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize .He is probably best known for his I Have a Dream speech which he delivered in Washington, DC 1963 . Martin Luther King was assassinated on 4th April 1968 on a hotel balcony by James Earl Ray, who was sentenced to 99 years. In 1986, an annual national holiday known as Martin Luther King Day established in his honor. It is the third Monday in January around the time of King's birth.