Martin Luther king jr . Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement . He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience .
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Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Tuesday, January 15, 1929 at the family home in Atlanta, Georgia. He lived with his parents, Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King, as well as his grandparents and his two siblings, Christine and Alfred Daniel Williams King. At the age of five, Martin Luther King Jr. began school at YongerStreet Elementary School in Atlanta. This, however, was before the legal school entrance age of six; thus, Martin was not allowed to continue his education until he turned six years old. Following his education at YongerStreet Elementary School, he attended David T. Howard Elementary School. He also attended the Atlanta University Laboratory School and Booker T. Washington High School. He scored so high on his college entrance exam at Booker High School that he did not formally finish high school, he went on to college in his junior year of high school