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Dr martin luther king jr, was a young scholar with highexpectations for his future he preached at an early age followingin the footsteps of the men in his family an early high school andcollege grad, dr king excelled as a student. Please join us for our annual celebration of the life and work of dr martin luther king, jr the racelearn more. Martin luther king, jr, original name michael king, jr (born january 15, 1929, atlanta, georgia, us—died april 4, 1968, memphis, tennessee), baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the united states from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. Early life martin luther king, jr, was born on january 15, 1929, in atlanta, georgia he was the son of the reverend martin luther king, sr and alberta williams king king's father was born michael king, and martin luther king, jr, was originally named michael king, jr, until the family traveled to europe in 1934 and visited germany.
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Early life of martin luther king, jr martin luther king, jr, was born michael luther king, jr, in atlanta, georgia, on january 15, 1929 his father, in a 1957 interview, said that both he and his son were supposed to be named for the leader of the protestant reformation but misunderstandings led to michael being the name on birth records. Martin luther king jr dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for racial equality in the united states his legacy still inspires millions.
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