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Martin Luther King

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 12:22 AM
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“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” These words were spoken by a great man. One who accepted all people for any color or race.   He acknowledged the fact that all people are same & all have been bestowed to equal civil rights. This man is Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Michael Luther King Jr. was born at noon Tuesday, January 15th, 1929, at the King family household, 501 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Charles Johnson was the attending physician. Michael’s name was changed to Martin when he was about 6 years old. Martin Luther King Jr. was the first male child born in the King family & the second child born to Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. & Alberta Williams King. His paternal (related to father) grandparents were James Albert & Delia King who were sharecroppers for a farm in Stockbridge, Georgia. His maternal (related to mother) grandparents were Reverend Adam Daniel Williams, who was the second pastor for Ebenezer Baptist, & Jenny Parks Williams. He married Coretta Scott younger daughter of Obadiah & Bernice McMurray Scott of Marion, Alabama on June 18th, 1953. The four children Dr. King                                                                 & Mrs. Scott had were Yolanda Denise ( 11/17/55) Martin Luther 3rd ( 10/23/57 Montgomery, Alabama) Dexter Scott ( 1/30/61 Atlanta, Georgia ) Bernice Albertine ( 3/28/63 Atlanta, Georgia ).

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. started his education at Yonge Street Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. Following Yonge School, he was enrolled into David T. Howard Elementary School. He also attended the Atlanta University Laboratory School and Booker T. Washington High School. Because of his high score 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...


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