When is Martin Luther King Jr's real birthday?
January 15 1929
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Martin Luther King, Jr. died on April 4, 1968. His private funeral was held at his father's church, Ebenezer Baptist Church, on April 9.
He was a Baptist minister and a prominent leader in the American Civil Rights Movement.
Martin Luther king achieved some good things. Martin Luther King Jr., was a fascinating man. He achieved manythings, including: - Born on January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GA -African American clergyman; ordained as a Baptist minister at 18. -Became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize forh…is work to end racial segregation, and racial discrimination usingnon-violent methods in 1964. -Among Principal leaders of the Civil rights Movement. -Advocate for direct action nonviolent protest. -King became a symbol of protest in the struggle for racialjustice. Husband to Coretta Scott-King; together they were parents todaughters: Yolanda and Bernice. And sons: Martin III and Dexter. -Refocused his efforts on ending poverty and opposing the VietnamWar from a religious perspective. -Assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. -Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977; and MartinLuther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in1986. -Awarded Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. (MORE)
For all men and women of all colors to be equal; nonviolence to achieve justice; brotherhood among all people; justice for all etc
I HAVE A DREAM. Answer . I HAVE A DREAM.NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE EQUALITY A REALITY FOR ALL OF GODS CHILDREN.. FREE AT LAST,FREE AT LAST.THANK GOD ALMIGHTY WE'RE FREE AT LAST.
Martin Luther king was born in atlanta Georgia the 15th of January 1929 he grew up in his house in atlanta for his first ten years he went through highschool and graduated then he lead the a march on Washington in1963 were he said I Have a dreamwith all the blacks and got the nobel prize in 1964 …and was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee on April 4th 1968 In an aparment building during a meeting. (MORE)
for everyone to be treated Equality. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream . It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these… truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" - one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together." (MORE)
His name was Michael Luther King Jr. at first then he changed it to Martin To this day, questions remain over the names of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and his father: what names they were given by their parents, what names appeared on their birth records, and when (if ever) they changed their na…mes are subjects of some murkiness. According to an account Martin Luther King, Sr. gave to a New York Post reporter in 1957, he had always intended his son's name to be Martin Luther, and the appearance of the name 'Michael' in his son's birth records was a mistake due to confusion over his own name: I had been known as Michael Luther King or "Mike" up until I was 22 ... when one day my father, James Albert King, told me: 'You aren't named Mike or Michael either. Your name is Martin Luther King. Your mother just called you Mike for short.' I was elated to know that I had really been named for the great leader of the Protestant Reformation, but there was no way of knowing if papa had made a mistake after all. Neither of my parents could read or write and they kept no record of Negro births in our backwoods county ... I gladly accepted Martin Luther King as my real name and when M.L. was born, I proudly named him Martin Luther King, Jr. But it was not until 1934, when I was seeking my first passport ... that I found out that Dr. Johnson, who delivered M.L., had listed him in the city records as Michael Luther King, Jr., because he thought that was my real name. No records documenting a formal name change for either King yet have been uncovered, so in a strict legal sense one might say that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s name officially remained "Michael" until his death. However, what constitutes a "legal name" can be quite fluid. My own mother, born in the same era as Martin Luther King, Jr., was raised by people other than her birth parents from an early age and did not know her real first and middle names. (Indeed, she did not learn which names were actually listed on her birth record until I obtained a copy of the document for her when she was in her mid-50s.) Nonetheless, the first and middle names she adopted in place of the unknown real ones were listed on every government-issued record pertaining to her created during her adult lifetime (e.g., marriage license, driver's license, Social Security card, children's birth certificates) and were therefore her "legal" names every bit as much (if not moreso) than the ones that appeared on her birth record. In any case, whether Martin Luther King, Sr. gave a true account of the issue in 1957 (i.e., that both he and his son were officially named 'Martin' by their fathers but called 'Michael' through confusion or mistake) or simply decided in his adulthood that he preferred he and his son be known as 'Martin' instead of 'Michael,' the name change was not (as suggested above) an affectation on the part of Martin Luther King, Jr.; it was something decided for him by his father while he was still very young. *Snopes (MORE)
he was sending a message to let black people all over the united to be free and live for ourselves That is a very narrow-minded view of his message. What he wanted was for all of us to live together, and have the same opportunities. He did not want this only for blacks; he wanted it for all. … And he wanted us ALL to be united, not just blacks. It's sad that you think that way, and that you pervert the honored message of a great man. Notice I didn't say a great BLACK man, just a great man. (MORE)
Martin Luther King, Jr's Contemporaries . Jesse Jackson, Roy Wilkins of the NAACP, A. Phillip Randolph of the Sleeping Car Porters, James Farmer of CORE, Whitney Young of the Urban League and John Lewis of SNCC.
He believed that all people should be allowed the same opportunities reguardless of color. But the emphasis was always on 'peaceful' protests. He deplored violence.
when did martin Luther king birthday beccame a national holiday? the holiday became a law in 1983 .
Martin Luther King Jr. had 2 siblings, a brother Alfred DanielWilliams King and a sister Christine King Farris. Martin Luther wasthe middle child, with his sister being the oldest.
even though Martin Luther King day is on the 20 of January, his real birthday is on January 15, 1929. .
He achieved his dream which was to set black people free and to give them the same rights as white people.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s parents were Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr.,and Alberta Williams King. He had one brother, Alfred DanielWilliams King, and one sister, Christine King Farris.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He was bornin Atlanta, Georgia at the family home.
Martin Luther King, Jr. had a wide range of hobbies. These hobbiesincluded reading, writing, singing, listening to music, learningnew skills, and sharing his ideas with others.
Martin Luther King, Jr. had a great many friends. A few of hisclosest friends were Bayard Rustin and Ralph David Abernathy.
MLK Jr. was important for leading marches and campaigns. His biggest accomplishment was the walk in Washington DC.
The most famous speech of Martin Luther King's is the "I Have a Dream" speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The speech focused on his "dream" that one day racism would end and the United States would be a free nation for all of its… citizens. For more information on the speech, see the "Related Links" section of this answer. (MORE)
Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 15, 1929. He died on April 4, 1968 (by assassination)
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He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Only three Blacks have been given this honor- to date: Ralph Bunche ( Diplomat), Dr. Martin Luther King ( clergyman and civil rights leader) and most recently President Obama ( US President). somewhat oddly, very few religious leaders have become Nobel laureates…. Other than Dr.King- the only others I can think of are the Dalai Lama ( spiritual leader of Tibet) and the deceased Mother Theresa of Calcutta. Only three bonafide (no pun intended it means Good Faith) religious leaders. None of the Booth family ( Salvation Army founders) were ever considered to my knowledge. (MORE)
Martin Luther King Jr. was interested in equal rights for all andpreaching the Word of God. He was a preacher in addition to a civilrights leader.
-to improve racial problems in the us -for everyone[black&white] live together in peace. -for black and white children to go to the same school
After graduation from Antioch College in Ohio, Coretta Scott King won a scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston to study concert singing. It was in Boston that she met Martin Luther King, Jr. who was studying theology at Boston University. They were married in 1953, and after …receiving her degree in violin and voice, they moved to Montgomery, Alabama in 1954. After completing his thesis, Martin received his PhD from Boston in 1955. In Montgomery they immediately became involved in the civil rights movement; Martin was elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association which was instrumental in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-1956. He founded the Southern Baptist Leadership Conference in 1957 and served as it's president until 1968. He also served in leadership roles in a number of other Baptist organizations and served on the boards of secular educational organizations. Needless to say, throughout these years, Coretta functioned in the role of the wife of civil rights leader and also worked with these organizations herself. In her free time, she raised her four children, and participated in demonstrations and marches, and she toured on civil rights missions with Reverend King. Throughout the 1960s, she was called upon to speak on civil rights herself. Following the death of her husband in 1968, she established and built the The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change and published a biography called "My Life With Martin Luther King, Jr.". In 1995, after twenty seven years as director, she turned her position at the King Center over to her son Dexter Scott King. She continued working for the causes that she believed in until her death in 2006 at the age of 78, leaving a lifetime legacy of service to her community and to her country. (MORE)
He had the ability to turn into a Super Saiyan and he mastered the art of the Kamehameha Wave.
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beaco…n light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition. In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children. It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges. But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: "For Whites Only." We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until "justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream."Â¹ I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest -- quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day, d o wn in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together." 2 This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:. My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride, From every mountainside, let freedom ring!. And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.. But not only that:. Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.. And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! 3 -Susan (MORE)
his values were to esatblish a common denominator in which people could live. he established a freedom for all in their hearts as well as in the marketplaces, voting booths, and other public places.
Martin Luther King Jr. was married to Coretta Scott and they had four children together. Their first child was Yolanda Denise Scott King. Then after was Martin Luther the Third. After they had Dexter Scott, and later came baby Bernice Albertine.
To reflect on how he changed people's lives by advocating for their civil rights and how he promoted equality through non-violent means. It is a day to help out your community.
he made the white and the black same. he is hero that everyone should admire, especcialy the black, because i am a black
He believed that everyone was equal and that when he protested, there was no violence because violence for him was not the way to solve anything!!
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African-American clergyman who advocated social change through non-violent means. A powerful speaker and a man of great spiritual strength, he shaped the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. King was pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montg…omery, Alabama from 1954-59. There he led blacks in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-56, an action inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks when she refused to give up her seat on a public bus. Racial segregation on city buses was ruled unconstitutional in 1956; the boycott ended in success, and King had become a national figure. King returned to his home town of Atlanta in 1959 and became co-pastor with his father of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, a position he held until his death. On the 100th anniversary of http://www.answers.com/topic/abraham-lincoln 's Emancipation Proclamation in 1963, King organized a march on Washington, D.C. that drew 200,000 people demanding equal rights for minorities. King won the 1964 http://www.answers.com/topic/alfred-nobel Peace Prize, becoming at the time the youngest recipient ever. His writings included Stride Toward Freedom (1958, a history of the Montgomery bus boycott), Why We Can't Wait (1963) and Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community (1967). King was shot to death by http://www.answers.com/topic/james-earl-ray in 1968 while visiting Memphis, Tennessee.. King married http://www.answers.com/topic/coretta-scott-king on 18 June 1953. The couple had four children: Yolanda (born 1955), Martin Luther III (b. 1957), Dexter (b. 1961), and Bernice (b. 1963)... He graduated from Morehouse College in 1948, then attended Crozer Theological Seminary (now part of the Colgate Rochester Divinity School) and Boston University, where he earned a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology in 1955. (MORE)
Martin Luther King, Jr. began his education at the Yonge Street Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. Following Yonge School, he was enrolled in David T. Howard Elementary School. He also attended the Atlanta University Laboratory School and Booker T. Washington High School. Because of his high sco…re on the college entrance examinations in his junior year of high school, he advanced to Morehouse College without formal graduation from Booker T. Washington. Having skipped both the ninth and twelfth grades, Dr. King entered Morehouse at the age of fifteen. In 1948, he graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. degree in Sociology. That fall, he enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. While attending Crozer, he also studied at the University of Pennsylvania. He was elected president of the senior class and delivered the valedictory address; he won the Pearl Plafker Award for the most outstanding student; and he received the J. Lewis Crozer fellowship for graduate study at a university of his choice. He was awarded a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Crozer in 1951. In September of 1951, Martin Luther King began doctoral studies in Systematic Theology at Boston University. He also studied at Harvard University. His dissertation, "A Comparison of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Wieman ," was completed in 1955, and the Ph.D. degree from Boston, a Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology, was awarded on June 5, 1955. (MORE)
In Memphis on April 4, 1968 Martin Luther king jr. was shot and killed on the porch of lorraine motel. There was no evidence of assassination. (Most people would consider being shot at a motel assassination, but apparently not the original poster.) Lets make it clear, MLK Jr. was indeed assassinated….. (MORE)
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday is commemorated on the third Monday of January. He was born on January 15, 1929.
The reason why his birthday is so impotant is because, he lead a march about civil rights in black history. Hope that answered your question for you .
he probably had a cat because it is easier to handdle i am i dog lover who speaks the truth
Most notably, FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover, Alabama governor, George Wallace but in a real sense, most all southern whites as well as many other white Conservatives around the country.
He HD PROBLEMS Wit Slavery And Abuse To Africa Americans! Whites Were Always proestin For Blacks To Not Have Equal Rights
We celebrate Dr Martin Luther King's Birthday because, he gave right civil rights to African Americans. Think about it, if Martin Luther King hadn't done what he did, maybe one of your friends couldn't have been friends with you just because he/she had dark skin. And also African Americans are also …people , so they should have the same rights as we do. (MORE)
Dr.Marin Luther King Jr. moral for for people to judge people by there charecter and attitude but no by the skin.He did not want violence.He wanted everyone to have equal rights and not unfair treatment.
martin luther king jr helped black & whites be together & to help our nation
You shouldn't. There's no logical reason to celebrate someone's birthday every single day. It makes even less sense to celebrate the birthday of a dead man every day.
Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday in 1994 was on Tuesday, January15. Martin Luther King Day was celebrated on Monday, January 17.
President Ronald Regan signed the bill that made Martin LutherKing, Jr's birthday a national holiday on November 2, 1983
He wanted peace between blacks and whites. He also wanted to stop all this nonsense with slavery.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born Michael King andrenamed by his father honoring Martin Luther .