Presentation on theme: "Martin Luther King Jr. fought for the rights that african-americans and caucasins could be treated equally. He was also part of the Civil Rights Movement."— Presentation transcript:
Martin Luther King Jr. fought for the rights that african-americans and caucasins could be treated equally. He was also part of the Civil Rights Movement.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King.  His legal name at birth was "Michael King";  his father, who changed his own name from Michael to Martin Luther, later said that the name Michael was recorded incorrectly.  Martin, Jr., was a middle child, between an older sister, Willie Christine King, and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams King. :76 King sang with his church choir at the 1939 Atlanta premiere of the movie Gone with the Wind. King was originally skeptical of many of Christianity's claims.  Most striking, perhaps, was his initial denial of the bodily resurrection of Jesus during Sunday school at the age of thirteen. From this point, he stated, "doubts began to spring forth unrelentingly".  However, he later concluded that the Bible has "many profound truths which one cannot escape" and decided to enter the seminary. 
Martin Luther King Jr.’s parents were Reverend Martin Luther Sr. and Alberta Williams King. He also had a family of his own. Martin Luther King's four kids names are Yolanda, Martin Luther III, Dexter Scott and Bernice. His wife’s name was Coretta Scott King.
Martin Luther King Jr. was about 40 years old when he was assassinated. The Man who killed him was James Earl Ray, an American criminal. He came from a poor family in Alton, Illinois and left school at age 15. He joined the US Army at the close of World War II and served in Germany.