Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is, hands-down, the most exalted figure in the Civil Rights Movement, which mobilized to expand the rights and freedoms of African Americans in the 1950s and '60s. He was born Michael King, Jr., in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 15, 1929, and he was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, when he was only 39 years old. Over the course of his short life, his anti-racism activism, nonviolent...Continue Reading