KING, MARTIN LUTHER, JR., 1929-1968

Biography:

Clergyman. Born– Jan. 15, 1929, Atlanta, Ga. Parents– Martin Luther and Alberta (Williams) King. Married– Coretta Scott, June 17, 1953. Children– Four. Education– Morehouse College, A.B., 1948; Crozer Theological Seminary, B.D., 1951; Boston University, Ph.D., 1955; additional study at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. Pastor, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Ala., 1950s; president; Montgomery Improvement Association; Southern Christian Leadership Conference; vice president; National Sunday School and Baptist Training Congress, National Baptist Convention; led the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. J. Louis Crozer fellowship at Crozer Theological Seminary; awarded the L.H.D. by Morehouse College, Howard University, Morgan State College and Central State College; awarded an honorary D.D. by Boston University and Chicago Theological Seminary; Nobel Peace Prize, 1964. Assassinated; Apr. 4, 1968.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4.

Publication(s):

Strength to Love. New York; Harper, 1964.

Stride Toward Freedom; the Montgomery Story. New York; Harper, 1958.

Where Do We Go From Here; Chaos or Community? New York; Harper, 1967.

Why We Can’t Wait. New York; Harper, 1964.