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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Study Guide

MLK Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of activist and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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What was Martin Luther King JR's real name

He was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929.Β In 1934, however, his father, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leaderΒ Martin Luther. As a result, King Sr. changed his own name as well as that of his 5-year-old son.

What did Martin Luther King Jr. win the Nobel Peace Prize for

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize forΒ his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. At 35 years of age, the Georgia-born minister was the youngest person ever to receive the award.

When & where was Martin Luther King Jr born

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929.

When and where did King give his most famous speech, and what is it called

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, August 28, 1963. I Have a Dream

When does American celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On the third Monday in January

What did Martin Luther King Jr. do in response to the arrest of Rosa Parks

King organized a boycott of the Montgomery Bus System. In the end, the Supreme Court decided to stop segregation on public transport.

When did MLK day become a federal holiday

President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later.Β 

When was Martin Luther King Jr assassinated

He was assassinated on April 4, 1983 in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray.

How many times was martin Luther king jr arrested

According to the King Center, the civil rights leader went to jailΒ 29 times.Β 

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