Martin Luther King Jr. | Biography | Famous Quotes

 Martin Luther King Jr. was born on 15 January 1929 in the United States. His name at the birth was Michael King, later his father named him Martin Luther King Jr. During Martin's time, the life of the African people was full of trouble.

In those days it was different law for White and Black. At the age of just 6 years, Martin experienced such discrimination for the first time. He played a very important role in the Civil Rights Movement in 1955. Martin believed in non-violence. He was inspired by the great leader of India, Mahatma Gandhi.
In 1963, Martin delivered the famous speech of his life "I have a dream". Martin wanted to establish a society in which there is no discrimination with anyone. The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964, underlining racial segregation and discrimination in the United States. In 1964, Martin won the Nobel Peace Prize. The third Monday of January every year is celebrated as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Martin Luther King Jr. Personal Details

Name Martin Luther King Jr.
Date of Birth 15 Jan 1929
Birth Place Atlanta, Georgia, United State
Died 4 April 1968 (Age 39) due to Assassination
Education Morehouse College (BA), Crozer Theological Seminary (MDiv), Boston University (Ph.D.)
Occupation Activist, Minister
Famous for Civil Rights Movement, Peace Movement

Martin Luther King Jr. Family Details

Mother Alberta Williams King
Father Martin Luther King Sr.
Spouse Coretta Scott
Children Martin Luther King III (Son), Dexter King (Son), Yolanda (Daughter), Bernice King (Daughter)

Martin Luther King Jr. Motivational Quotes

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

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If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

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Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

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A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.

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The time is always right to do the right thing.

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If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.

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Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.

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Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.

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