Martin luther king jr was born on tuesday, january 15, 1929, at the family home in atlanta he was the first son born to the reverend martin luther king sr and alberta williams king at birth, he was given the name michael, like his father, but both names were soon changed to martin luther. Martin luther king, jr was born on 15 january 1929 in his maternal grandparents' large victorian house on auburn avenue in atlanta, georgia he was the second of three children, and was first named michael, after his father.
Martin luther king, jr: martin luther king, jr, early years king came from a comfortable middle-class family steeped in the tradition of the southern black ministry: both his father and maternal grandfather were baptist preachers young martin received a solid education and grew up in a loving extended family.
In the spirit of dr martin luther king, jr our early college community offers rigorous and meaningful education while empowering our students to become agents of change in our community and global society. This is the martin luther king most of us know, but i'm here to tell you about a different martin king who in the early 1950s, at boston university, befriended my mother: martin luther king jr, (foreground) and sybil haydel morial (standing behind him) at a master's graduation party at boston university, 1953. Martin luther king jr was an excellent student and skipped grades in school he began reading at an early age and read mostly african-american history books in 1944, at the age of 15, martin jr enrolled at morehouse college in atlanta. Martin luther king jr biographical m artin luther king, jr, (january 15, 1929-april 4, 1968) was born michael luther king, jr, but later had his name changed to martin.
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 his father soon changed both of their names to martin in honor of the german protestant leader martin luther[4.
Martin luther king jr (january 15, 1929 – april 4, 1968) king had initially known little about gandhi and rarely used the term nonviolence during his early years of activism in the early 1950s king initially believed in and practiced self-defense, even obtaining guns in his household as a means of defense against possible. 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.
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.
Martin luther king, sr, is as strong in his will as he is in his body he has a dynamic personality, and his very physical presence (weighing about 220 pounds) commands attention he has always been a very strong and self-confident person.