Martin Luther King Jr.
By Jacob Briggs
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on
January 15th, 1929
He was born in Atlanta
He had one older sister, Willie
He also had a younger brother,
Alfred Daniel King.
Martin Luther King started his
education at Yonge Street
He attended Booker T. Washington
Dr. King also attended Moorehouse
Martin Luther King was the youngest
person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.
He won it for fighting against racial
segregation and discrimination through
He has been awarded at least fifty
honorary degrees from colleges in the4
He was given the American Liberties
Medallion by the American Jewish
In 1966 he was given the Margaret
Sanger Award from the Planned
He won the Grammy Award for Best
Spoken Word Album for “Why I Oppose
The War in Vietnam” in 1977.
Martin was voted third in the Greatest
American Contest by the Discovery
Channel and AOL.
He was second in Gallup’s List of Widely
Admired People in the 20th Century
He was awarded the Doctor of
Philosophy in 1955
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Civil Rights
activist and is considered to be the leader
of the Civil Rights Movement of the late
1950’s and 1960’s.
Many see him as the greatest orator of
In 1934, five years after his birth, his
parents realized that his name had been
recorded wrong on his birth certificate. It
said Michael King, so his name had to be
legally changed to Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1939, Martin sang with his church choir
in Atlanta at the premier of the movie
‘Gone With The Wind’
He skipped 9th and 12th grade and entered
Moorehouse College at age 15.
He had Bachelor Degrees in sociology and
In 1955 he received his PH. D. from
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