Martin Luther King Jr Biography.
Martin Luther King Jr was an American Baptist minister and an activist. His original name was Michael King Jr and he was born in Atlanta Georgia on 15th January 1929.
Segregation at that time was the law.There was too much racism in all places and restaurants. As he grew up King didn’t like all this racism thus he was inspired to dedicate his life to achieving equality and justice for Americans of all colors.
King received Nobel Peace Prize on the 10th of December 1964. Gunnar Jahn the then-president of the Nobel Prize Committee in Oslo Norway awarded him the Nobel Peace Prize.
Martin Luther King’s Personal Details.
Date of Birth:January 15th 1929.
Place of Birth:Atlanta Georgia.
Parents: Martin Luther King Sr(Father), Alberta Williams(Mother).
Siblings:Willie Christine King born in 1927 and Alfred Daniel King born in 1930.
Wife:Coretta Scott King born on April 27th 1927.
Children: Yolanda Denise,Bernice, Dexter,and Martin Luther King III.
Grandchildren: Yolanda Ranee King born in 2008.
Assassination:4th April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee United States of America.
King’s Marriage and Family Life.
On June 18th 1953 he married the love of his life Coretta Scott King.They had four children namely; Martin,Dexter,Yolanda and Bernice.
His wife Coretta born on April 27 1927, always supported him.Together they held peaceful, non violent demonstrations in 1965 which started in Selma Alabama up to the State capitol of Montgomery.
Who are King’s Children?
Martin’s first born daughter, Yolanda Denise King,was only 12 years old, when her father was assassinated. She later died on May 2007 at the age of 51.
Bernice King is a public speaker and a minister.She was named the CEO of the King Center in 2012.
Dexter King is an author ,filmmaker and activist.He is committed to the family’s mission of ending all forms of violence.
Martin Luther King III,King’s son married Arndrea Waters and have a daughter named Yolanda Ranee King.
Does King have a grandchild?
Yolanda Ranee King,born in 2008 is King’s Jr grandchild.Surprisingly,Yolanda Ranee is following her grandfather’s footsteps.In January 2022,she gave a speech on the importance of the right to vote.
At the Kelly Clarkson Show, in 2021 she said she wants to’ finish what her [grandfather]couldn’t finish’. This is in terms of racial discrimination, social and economic justice for all.
Is King’s wife,Coretta still alive?
After King’s assassination in 1968, his wife Coretta didn’t remarry,instead,She continued raising her children and still supporting what her husband had started.Unfortunately ,Coretta later died on January 30th 2006 at the age of 78.
Martin Luther King’s assassination.
King is believed to have been shot by James Earl Ray on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.This happened in on April 4th 1968.
When Is King Jr Celebrated?
Till now he is being celebrated each and every year.Recently his 93rd celebration,was held in January 17, 2022 at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park.