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Dr. Martin luther King Jr. (January 15 1929- April 4, 1968)

4/6/2017, midnight
The community remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 49th Anniversary of his death.

A Man Always on the Move…

From 1957 until his death in 1968, King gave over 2,500 speeches; he traveled more than 6 million miles; and he wrote five books and countless articles published in
newspapers and magazines.

A Man Always on the Move… From 1957 until his death in 1968, King gave over 2,500 speeches; he traveled more than 6 million miles; and he wrote five books and countless articles published in newspapers and magazines.

A Man Admired…

King is America’s’ second most-admired person of the 20th century, topped only by Mother Teresa,
according to a 1999 Gallup poll.

A Man Admired… King is America’s’ second most-admired person of the 20th century, topped only by Mother Teresa, according to a 1999 Gallup poll.

A Man of Great Intelligence…

King skipped ninth and 12th grades in high school and entered Morehouse College in Atlanta at age 15.

A Man of Great Intelligence… King skipped ninth and 12th grades in high school and entered Morehouse College in Atlanta at age 15.


A Man Honored…

In 1964, at age 35, King was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

A Man Honored… In 1964, at age 35, King was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

A Man Who Took Things Seriously…

Although Martin Luther King Jr. was only 39 at the time of his death, autopsy results revealed the he had the heart of a 60-year old. Doctors believed this was a result of stress.

A Man Who Took Things Seriously… Although Martin Luther King Jr. was only 39 at the time of his death, autopsy results revealed the he had the heart of a 60-year old. Doctors believed this was a result of stress.


A Man of a Different Name…

King’s original name was Michael King Jr. In 1931, his fatherbecame pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta  and adopted the name Martin Luther King Sr. When King was 6 years old, his father officially changed his name on his birth certificate to Martin Luther King Jr.

A Man of a Different Name… King’s original name was Michael King Jr. In 1931, his fatherbecame pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and adopted the name Martin Luther King Sr. When King was 6 years old, his father officially changed his name on his birth certificate to Martin Luther King Jr.


A Man of Love (and Ingenuity) …

When King married his wife Coretta, the newlyweds were rejected by a whites-only hotel. The couple opted to spend their wedding night at a Black-owned funeral home.

A Man of Love (and Ingenuity) … When King married his wife Coretta, the newlyweds were rejected by a whites-only hotel. The couple opted to spend their wedding night at a Black-owned funeral home.

A Man of Both Faith & Talent from an Early Age…

In 1939, 10-year-old King sang in his father’s church choir at the Atlanta gala premiere of the movie “Gone with The Wind.”

A Man of Both Faith & Talent from an Early Age… In 1939, 10-year-old King sang in his father’s church choir at the Atlanta gala premiere of the movie “Gone with The Wind.”

A Man of Scholarly Pursuits…

King earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and one in theology. In 1955, he received his doctorate
from Boston University.

A Man of Scholarly Pursuits… King earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and one in theology. In 1955, he received his doctorate from Boston University.

A Man Not Forgotten…

There are over 900 streets worldwide named after King. Forty U.S. states have at least one Martin Luther King Jr.-
named street of their own.

A Man Not Forgotten… There are over 900 streets worldwide named after King. Forty U.S. states have at least one Martin Luther King Jr.- named street of their own.



A Man Martyred…

King is one of 10 world martyrs of the 20thcentury who are depicted in life-size statues at the entrance of Westminster Abbey in London.

A Man Martyred… King is one of 10 world martyrs of the 20thcentury who are depicted in life-size statues at the entrance of Westminster Abbey in London.