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I. Biography of Martin Luther King,


Facts and Trivia


Additional Sources and Further Reading

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Biography of Martin
Luther King, Jr.

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The evening Martin Luther King, Jr. died, he asked his friend, musician Ben Bunch, to play
“Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” It was a prophetic request by one of the world's greatest
social reformers. King was born just months before the start of the Great Depression, and
he spent his earliest years in Atlanta, Georgia. During his life, King saw first hand the
rampant discrimination that coursed through Southern culture.

When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus, it spurred Dr. King
to action. It was in this moment that he realized he had to do everything in his power to
help the nation's impoverished, disabled, and disenfranchised establish an equal footing
in all aspects of life. His drive to attain equality for all American citizens, regardless of
creed or race, has inspired activists the world over to adapt nonviolent forms of protest.

Prior to the MLK monument dedication ceremony in 2011, King's son, Martin Luther King,
III, wrote a piece that appeared in the Washington Post. His father, he wrote, would
have fought just as hard for women's and gay rights as he did for people of color,
because he believed everyone had the right to enjoy basic freedoms:

“My father also supported human rights, freedom and self-determination for all people,
including Latino agricultural workers, Native Americans, and the millions of impoverished
white men and women who were treated as second-class citizens. Although he was
assassinated before the women's rights, gay rights and environmental movements
reached the national stage, there is no question in my mind that my father would have
viewed these struggles as battles for justice and equality worthy of his support."

Read more here:

King's deep religious roots gave him a solid foundation for peaceful protest. He believed
people could achieve more by nonviolent protest than by rioting against inequality. He
studied Mahatma Gandhi, who solidified his conviction that nonviolence could overcome
adversity. By advocating equality and practicing what he preached, King inspired fear and
hatred in those resistant to change.

His “I Have a Dream” speech, given in Washington D.C., is perhaps the most famous in
the world, with its impassioned call for equal rights. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man on

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a mission to change the world for the better; in many ways he succeeded. He showed the
world that through nonviolent protest, changes could happen. Many activists continue to
follow in his footsteps.

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Birth and Early Life

Martin Luther King, Jr. started this life as Michael King, Jr. on January 15, 1929. His father,
Michael, Sr. was the son of impoverished Georgia sharecroppers. His mother, Alberta
Williams, was the daughter of a Baptist preacher. In 1926, Michael, Sr. married Alberta
after an eight-year courtship and moved in with his new wife's family in Atlanta.

In 1931, King's grandfather, A.D. Williams died, leaving Ebenezer Baptist Church without a
minister. His father quickly stepped in to replace him, carrying on the family tradition.
During the same year, the Michael, Sr. adopted the name Martin Luther King, Sr. in honor
of the German religious reformer, Martin Luther. As a teenager, Martin Luther, Jr. also
adopted the name.

As a child, King's parents gave him a loving, but strict upbringing. His father provided
discipline and direction, while his mother provided warmth and gentleness. His parents
were two of the greatest influences in his life, and did their best to give their children a
secure and loving home.

His father instilled in him a sense of justice and righteousness: the belief that no man – no
matter his skin color or economic status – was better than another man. Racism and
class prejudice, the elder King taught, was offensive to God. King's parents attempted to
shield him from racism that was rampant in the South, but they weren't always able to do

When King was 12 years old, his beloved grandmother, Jennie, died suddenly of a heart
attack. At the time she passed away, King was out watching a parade against his parents'
wishes. He was so distraught that he attempted to commit suicide by jumping out of a
second story window. Fortunately, he wasn't seriously injured, and he eventually came to
terms with his grandmother's death.

The Education of an Activist

Young Martin was a precocious intellectual. He entered public school at the age of five
and graduated from Booker T. Washington high School by the age of 15 in 1944. He had

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skipped 9th and 11th grades. He followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps and
enrolled at Morehouse later that year.

He was completely unmotivated. He was directionless and was uncomfortable with
religion. He was a typical teenager, not sure of what he wanted in life.

Things changed when his father's old classmate, Howard Thurman, took King under his
wing and mentored him. Thurman had traveled to India to do missionary work and met
Mahatma Gandhi, whose philosophy of nonviolence greatly influenced King. During his
junior year, he enrolled in a Bible class, which proved to be a turning point.

Through Thurman's dedicated guidance, and his new understanding of the Bible, King's
faith in God and Christianity were renewed. Thurman remained a significant part of his
life, and during King's time at Boston University, he often visited him.

In 1948, he earned a Sociology degree, and that same year entered the predominantly
white Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. During his time at Crozer,
King expanded his horizons. Unlike his conservative father, he drank beer and
participated in billiards. He also dated a white woman, something that was practically
unheard of in the late 1940s. He gradually shifted his thinking from that of liberal
theology to one that was more in line with Rheinhold Niebuhr, who believed in the
inherent evil present in all societies.

Even so, King continued to believe in the spirit of mankind, but tempered it with reality.
He was a trailblazer, but he was also extremely intelligent. He was popular among his
classmates, was voted student body president, and graduated as the valedictorian of his
class with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1951.

Studying the Great Philosophers and Activists

Martin was a voracious reader. During his Morehouse years, he read Henry David
Thoreau's Essay on Civil Disobedience. He was so moved and fascinated by the idea of
"refusing to cooperate with an evil system," he reread the book several times. At Crozer,
he read Walter Rauschenbusch's Christianity and the Social Crisis, which left a big
impression on the young man.

Rauschenbusch believed it was the duty of a Christian to spread the kingdom of God
through living a Christ-like life, rather than preaching hellfire. He wrote that Jesus' death
was not an atonement for Man's sins, but done to "substitute love for selfishness as the
basis of human society."

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In writing My Pilgrimage to Nonviolence, King wrote of the impact Rauschenbusch's book
made on him:

"Rauschenbusch had done a great service for the Christian Church by insisting that the
gospel deals with the whole man, not only his soul but his body; not only his spiritual well-
being but his material well-being. It has been my conviction ever since reading
Rauschenbusch that any religion which professes to be concerned about the souls of men
and is not concerned about the social and economic conditions that scar the soul, is a
spiritually moribund religion only waiting for the day to be buried."

King was a curious student, and questioned the logic of many of the great men he read.
He studied classic philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau, Hobbes, Bentham,
Mills, and Locke. During Christmas holidays, 1949, he studied Karl Marx in an attempt to
understand the appeal of communism. After careful study and contemplation of both
Marx and Lenin, he rejected them both based on ethical, moral, and religious grounds.
The three main reasons he rejected communism were:

1. He could not fathom a society that officially rejects God. Being a man of faith, he
staunchly believed that the universe was created by a higher power, and he believed
that history was "guided by spirit, not matter."

2. He strongly disagreed with communism's ethical relativism. He felt that because
communism had no moral order or a "divine government," society would crumble and
murderous chaos would ensue.

3. He was repelled by the idea that man was only a means to an end in a communist
society. In communism, man endures subjugation at the will of the state, and in the
course of attaining a truly classless society, human rights and liberties are ignored.

King did, however, agree with Marx's assertion that pure capitalism does more harm than
good, and came away with an opinion somewhere in the middle: He flatly rejected the
totalitarianism of Marxism, but agreed that traditional capitalism increased the gulf
between the wealthy and the poor.

King continued to read other major thinkers, including A.J. Muste, Nietzsche, and
Mahatma Gandhi. While Muste's work had moved him emotionally, and Nietzsche had
repelled him with his glorification of power. However, it was reading the work of Gandhi
that helped solidify his belief that loving, peaceful protest could work. King became
fascinated with Gandhi first during a speech he heard while on a visit to Philadelphia. The
lecturer had traveled to India, where he'd studied the life and work of the Indian activist.

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At the end of the lecture, King was so captivated, he went out and bought several books
about Gandhi.

During King's senior year at Crozer, he discovered Rheinhold Niebuhr, one of the 20th
century's most famous philosophers and theologians. Niebuhr was a religious realist,
rather than an idealist. He believed in equal rights for all people but was also realistic
about the limits one could achieve. King attributed his nonviolent stance for equality to his
mentor, even while disagreeing with some of his views.

During the 1960s, Niebuhr began to question whether or not equality was truly
achievable. He often refused to sign petitions King brought him, not wanting to get
involved with the Civil Rights movement. Niebuhr also remained friendly to the white
South. Despite this, King often told friends how much of an influence Niebuhr had on him.

Marriage to Coretta Scott

After graduating from Crozer, King, now in his early 20s, traveled to New England, where
he enrolled in Boston University's School of Theology. He began his doctoral studies in
systematic theology. It was during this time that he met Coretta Scott, a student at New
England Conservatory of Music.

Coretta was also from the South, and on June 18, 1953, the two were married in Marion,
Alabama, where her family lived. Coretta, a rebel in her own right, had the “obey your
husband” vow removed from the sermon during their wedding ceremony. This was an
unusual move, because women in the 1950s were traditionally seen as subservient to
their husbands.

Coretta was a gifted soprano and musician, but she was also active in civil rights prior to
meeting her husband. She attended Antioch College, a racially integrated school in Ohio.
She joined the Antioch chapter of the NAACP and was also active in the school's Race
Relations and Civil Liberties Committee. Midway through her studies, she transferred to
the New England Conservatory of Music. She continued her studies after meeting and
marrying King.

After Coretta completed her degree at the Conservatory, the young couple moved to
Montgomery, Alabama, where King had accepted a position at Dexter Avenue Baptist
Church as a pastor. King continued to work on his dissertation in his new home.

Martin and Coretta had four children, the oldest of whom was Yolanda Denise, born
November 17, 1955. Martin Luther III came next, on October 23, 1957. Dexter Scott was
born on January 30, 1961, and their youngest, Bernice Albertine, was born on March 28,

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Montgomery, Alabama

1955 was a monumental year for King; he would jump into the civil rights movement,
becoming a leader, orator, and mentor for other young protestors of that time. He
completed his dissertation and was awarded his Ph.D. On March 2, several months before
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man, a 15-year-old girl did the same.
She was arrested and jailed and the NAACP initially became very interested in her case
and hoped to challenge Montgomery's segregation laws.

When the NAACP discovered the teen was pregnant out of wedlock, however, they
dropped the issue. Leaders felt it was best to wait until another opportunity presented
itself to challenge the law. At that time, a young, unwed mother was scandalous to polite
society, and so civil rights leaders waited. Nine months later, on December 1, 1955, 42-
year-old an exhausted Rosa Parks boarded a bus after a hard day at work. As the bus
filled up with more and more white people, several black riders reluctantly gave up their
seats to standing white men. Rosa, however, sat quietly, refusing to get up.

News of Parks' arrest spread quickly, and that night, NAACP leaders met to discuss how
they could address the situation. Dr. King was chosen to lead a boycott of the
Montgomery city buses because he was young, he had an education and family
connections, and also because he was so new to the city that he had few enemies. He
was officially elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, making him
the official leader and spokesperson for the bus boycott.

During the 382 days of the boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, and he
suffered all manner of abuse by opponents of the boycott. His hard work paid off, though,
and on December 21, 1956, Dr. King and his movement won victory. The Supreme Court
ruled that segregation laws in Montgomery were unconstitutional. The city was forced to
lift its segregation laws so that whites and blacks could ride the city buses as equals.

A Leader is Born

After the Supreme Court ruled in the movement's favor, Dr. King helped form the
Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Ralph Abernathy and 60 other ministers
and activists. The organization provided leadership to black churches across the nation,
making each community stronger as a result of Conference leaders' guidance. In March
of 1957, Dr. King traveled to Ghana to attend the nation's independence ceremony as a
special guest of Kwame Nkrumah. When he returned home, he was invited to joined the
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Committee. The ISC assisted with a protest against South African apartheid. King used the
connection to his African roots to tie in the struggles of black Americans to their brethren
on the African continent. Of the universal struggle of black people worldwide, King said, "
We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality."

On May 17, Dr. King achieved national status as he was honored for his work in civil
rights. He spoke before a crowd of 15,000 in Washington D.C. The speech, Give Us the
Ballot, was his first national speech. Later that year he began to launch a major voter
registration drive in the South. In 1958, the SCLC held more than 20 meetings throughout
the South to educate the black population about voting rights. During these meetings,
participants learned about the voting process and registered to vote. In 1958, King's first
book was published: A Stride Toward Freedom. During a book signing in New York City, a
woman named Izola Curry stabbed him and he was taken to the hospital. He forgave his
attacker, and issued a statement reaffirming his belief in nonviolent protest.

In 1959, after years of studying the works and life of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King finally
went to India to learn more. A Quaker organization, American Friends Service
Committee, helped fund King's incredible journey. While in India, King met Indian prime
minister Jawaharial Nehru and other followers of Gandhi, who had died in 1948. The trip
was one of the most revelatory and life changing experiences in his life. Upon returning
to the United States, he compared the Indian caste system with the racial problems of
the United States. He left India with an even deeper respect for Gandhi and his methods,
and solidified his belief that nonviolence was the best way to protest.

Later that year, King resigned as pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist church and in 1960,
moved his family back to Atlanta, Georgia so he could assist his father at Ebenezer
Baptist Church. The move allowed Dr. King more time to concentrate on pursuing civil
rights issues. Already, people around the nation were holding their own nonviolent
protests. In May of that year, President Eisenhower gave a nod to the movement by
signing the Civil Rights Act, but King remained unconvinced that the president would
advocate for minorities. Instead, he met with John F. Kennedy several times during the
course of the presidential campaign and after Kennedy's election. King unsuccessfully
tried to prod the new president to mandate an elimination of segregation, but instead of
doing so, the new administration began to enforce equal treatment on passenger buses
nationwide through the Interstate Commerce Commission.

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On April 12, 1963, King was arrested with Ralph Abernathy in Birmingham, Alabama for
demonstrating without a permit. While in jail, King wrote a letter in response to eight
white ministers who expressed concern about the Civil Rights movement, "…there are
two types of laws: there are just laws, and there are unjust laws. I would agree with St.
Augustine that "An unjust law is no law at all."

Finally, on May 10, the city of Birmingham agreed to lift its segregation laws and drop all
charges against King and Abernathy. The June 23 Freedom Walk march on Detroit drew
125,000 people, and led up to Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech in Washington, D.C. just
two months later. On August 28, King spoke before more than 250,000 people in front of
the Lincoln Memorial. To this day, the I Have a Dream speech remains one of his most
eloquent, impassioned and heartfelt speech. Nearly 50 years later, it remains one of the
most well-known speeches in modern history, and rightfully takes its place as one of the
greatest pieces of modern American oratory. His words stoked a fire in the hearts of
Americans who sought equality; either for themselves or for their fellow citizens.

Among the throngs of supporters were established white religious leaders, young white
men and women who believed in racial equality, and thousands of black men and
women, many of whom had traveled great distances to march on Washington. This
reality was not lost on Dr. King, who said:

"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."

As Dr. King's influence among the movement grew, so did the uneasiness and anger
among those resistant to change. In Birmingham, Alabama, a bomb went off at Sixteenth
Street Baptist Church, killing four young girls. Instead of sending federal authorities to
investigate the crime, the FBI inexplicably wire tapped Dr. King's home phone. The FBI
believed King and his cohorts were communists, so instead of pursuing justice for the four
victims, they treated King as an enemy of the state. It would be another 40 years before
the culprits of the bombing were brought to justice.

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Dr. King continued to work towards equality, and every murder, every act of violence
against his fellow freedom fighters disappointed, saddened, and angered him greatly. He
continued his work and defended it in his 1964 book, Why We Can't Wait. He frequently
met with U.S. lawmakers who supported desegregation on a national level, and that same
year, President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. King encouraged people
to get out and vote, and sharply criticized the FBI for not protecting civil rights workers.

When 1966 came around, King upped the ante by putting a spotlight on poverty in
America. He and his wife moved into a Chicago slum to illustrate the abject poverty of
those who lived in the projects. He held demonstrations at Soldier Field, spoke before
15,000 at the Chicago Freedom Festival and addressed the need for equal access to
housing. Because of his efforts, the Federal Housing Administration began to fund a
program to restore Chicago's slums. The Civil Rights movement was gaining respect and
recognition nationwide, and this was in large part due to Dr. King's tireless efforts.

Last Days and Death

In March 1968, Dr. King traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to lead a demonstration of
more than 6,000 protestors to support striking garbage workers. Unfortunately, the
demonstration ended in violence and looting. Undeterred, King resolved to return to lead
a truly peaceful protest, and on the evening of April 3, he gave his last and perhaps
greatest speech: I've Been to the Mountaintop.

On April 4 around 6pm, Dr. King was standing on his balcony at the Lorraine Hotel.
Around 6pm, a sniper's bullet ripped through his cheek, lodging in his upper spine. He was
rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead at 7:05pm. Upon news of King's death,
riots broke out in more than 130 cities throughout the nation. President Johnson declared
April 9 (the day King was buried) to be a national day of mourning. The funeral was an
international event, attended by leaders and civil rights workers, from around the world.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy has seen vast improvements in race relations not just
in the United States, but throughout the world. Today, African Americans enjoy greater
freedoms than they had during the 1960s. Still, there is much more work to be done, as
more blacks are imprisoned than whites. As Martin Luther King III said, his father believed
in equality for all, including immigrants, the disabled, and members of the LGBT

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Coretta Scott King worked tirelessly until her death to carry on the tradition of nonviolent
protest and led efforts to educate people and bring continuing attention to the plight of
the underserved and disenfranchised of our country, including LGBT issues. Mrs. King
established the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change in Atlanta. Dr. King,
whose brilliance and potent gift of oratory, was one of the most powerful figures in United
States history, and his death was a significant turning point in race relations. He has been
honored countless times for his work with a national holiday, schools, streets, and
buildings named after him, and more recently, the memorial at Independence Hall in
Washington D.C.

As minorities in the United States continue to struggle against discrimination, the words of
Martin Luther King, Jr., remain poignant and relevant today:

"Something is happening in our world. The masses of people are rising up. And wherever
they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi,
Kenya; Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; or Memphis,
Tennessee — the cry is always the same: 'We want to be free.'"


Dr. King was not an infallible god. He was a flawed and complex human being. Since his
death, revelations and rumors have surfaced regarding his integrity and honesty. Some
of them have proven to be true, while others remain shrouded in mystery.

When the FBI wiretapped his phones instead of those who violently attacked civil rights
workers, federal agents discovered that King was not a faithful husband. The FBI claimed
he was prone to wild parties and all-night orgies, with an obsession with white prostitutes.
His old friend, Ralph Abernathy acknowledged King's adulterous tendencies in his book,
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down, but discounted rumors that King was a misogynist.
Instead, he wrote that King was courteous, polite, and charming to the women he met.

In 1988, Coretta Scott King commissioned a group of academics and students to begin
what was called the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project. The group's task was to edit
and prepare King's library of work for publication. What they discovered without intending
to was that King had committed plagiarism on approximately 45 percent of his work,
including a large portion of his doctoral dissertation.

Many of his most famous speeches contain lines or were inspired directly by other
speeches. The most famous one is the "I Have a Dream" speech. King is said to have

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improvised the final portion of his speech, taking inspiration from Archibald Carey, Jr.'s
1952 speech, which was given at the Republican National Convention. The two men knew
each other, and corresponded several times prior to King's iconic oration.

The FBI wiretapped Dr. King extensively due to suspicions that he was a communist.
Although King publicly disavowed communism, he surrounded himself with men who had
been a part of the Communist party. Jack O'Dell, another of King's trusted men, was also
a former member of the American Communist Party. Attorney General Robert Kennedy
warned King about the dangers of associating with known communists more than once.
King listened, thanked Kennedy for his concern, and told him that it was not his job to
question his people's motives, especially when they had been by his side faithfully for
several years. Due to increased pressure and newspaper leaks, King released O'Dell from
his duties permanently in 1963.

Historians believe that Levison also wrote King's speeches entirely, or at least portions of


"Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away it's vital unity.
Hate destroys a man's sense of values and objectivity. It causes him to describe the
beautiful as ugly and ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the
false with the true."

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." – Letter from Birmingham City Jail

"We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right." –
Letter from Birmingham City Jail

"They tell me that one-tenth of one percent the population controls more than 40 percent
of the wealth. Oh, America, how often have you taken necessities from the masses to
give luxuries to the classes." – Strength to Love

"Sooner or later, all the peoples of the world will have to discover a way to live together in
peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of
brotherhood." – Acceptance speech, Nobel Peace Prize

"We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools."

"What, then, can I say to the Vietcong, or to Castro, or to Mao, as a faithful minister to
Jesus Christ? Can I threaten them with death, or must I not share with them my life?" –
Sermon, Why I Oppose the Vietnam War

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"If a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live." – Preview of The
Dream at Detroit March, June 1963

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Facts and Trivia

There are no records that Dr. King legally changed his name from Michael to Martin
Luther. In fact, the elder King claimed his father had intended for him to be named Martin
Luther all a long and that the hospital mistakenly wrote Michael instead.

Dr. King was outspoken in his opposition to the Vietnam conflict, but was advised not to
speak out against it too often out of fear of offending too many people. He heeded that
advice, but only for a brief period.

Between 1957 and his death, Dr. King traveled more than six million miles. He traveled
around the nation, and around the world, meeting with world leaders to promote equality.

At the time of his death, the medical examiner declared that the 39-year-old man had the
heart of a 60-year-old, possibly due to the enormous stressed of his work.

When Martin and Coretta were married, no honeymoon suites were available to African
American newlyweds. Instead of going to a hotel, the young couple spent their wedding
night in a friends' funeral parlor.

When King was stabbed in 1958, the wound was so close to his aorta, that if he had
sneezed, it would have killed him. Instead of pressing charges against the woman, he
forgave her.

He was a fan of Star Trek, and convinced Nichelle Nichols to stay beyond the first season
when he learned she was considering leaving.

In 1974, King's mother Alberta was shot and killed by a mentally ill man in Ebenezer
Baptist church, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. the man and Martin Luther King, Jr. the myth often appear at odds
with each other in the historical record. Detractors dismiss his efforts because he was
flawed and committed acts that could be construed as dishonest and disrespectful. There
is no mistaking the fact that King was not perfect, and history should show a more
balanced portrayal of him, rather than the godlike myth so often depicted in schoolbooks.

His imperfections, however numerous they were, do not diminish his tireless work and
contributions to his cause. King was at the forefront of a miserable, uphill battle. He
confronted violence, threats, and verbal abuse with dignity and grace, quietly refusing to
back down, even as more militant reformers like Malcolm X emerged as leaders. King
never wavered in his beliefs. He never backed down. Although the United States still has
much work to do to achieve true racial equality, without Dr. King the United States, and
the South in particular, might have continued with its racially oppressive policies well into
the 1980s or 90s, when South Africa finally abolished apartheid.

Ultimately, Dr. King's desire was to achieve true equality for all men, women and children,
regardless of race or economic status. For his efforts, he was struck down prematurely
by a sniper. Fortunately, his spirit lives on, and people of all ethnic origins continue his
legacy advocating education, peaceful protest, and awareness of social issues.

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Additional Sources and Further

Seattle Times, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Milwaukee Courier, Martin Luther King, Jr. Exhibit Featured 48 Photos of March on

American Public Media, Correspondence with Editor Wayne Cowan, Who Said What: Martin Luther vs. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

New York Times, Yolanda King, 51, Actor and Dr. King's Daughter, Dies

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