Martin Luther King Jr., A Political Icon

After attending elementary school for one year Martin Luther King got expelled from school after his second grade teacher found out that he was only five years old which was a year too young to be in second grade in 1934 (5).

Two people who faced great adversity in their lives were Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King’s Funeral and Assassination

Martin Luther King's contributions to history place him in this inimitable position.

It was the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a father of four, a civil rights leader, a clergyman and the man that changed the views on segregation.


This man is known as Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Gracie Mansion, Rev. Martin Luther King press conference / World Telegram & Sun photo by Dick DeMarsico. 1964 July 30. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. Image via .

Martin Jr.’s parents were Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr....

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” was written as a peaceful rhetorical rebuttal intended to appeal to its eight authoring clergymen; whom expressed their disapproval of Dr.

was born to Alberta and Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King Jr., due to his importance in the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's, motivated masses with his tremendous speeches and actions.

Martin Luther King Jr. gave the "" speech on August 28, 1963.

The Libraries has a huge variety of materials available on Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., primarily in its and Libraries—ranging from a video of his historic speech to his own writings, as well as biographical, historical and even artistic studies.

His father Martin Luther King Sr.

In Ethnic Studies, Christianity is commonly decried as a racist, classist, and sexist religion which stands opposed to racial justice. Ironically, at the same time that this is true, Ethnic Studies also upholds Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez as icons of civil rights—despite the fact that their respective movements were grounded in Christian faith. This post explores the spiritual formation, theology, and religious practices of King and Chavez, and argues that they were both organic Christian intellectuals raised up by God to lead the civil rights movement and be His witnesses to American society. This post is indebted to Professor Hak Joon Lee of Fuller Theological Seminary. Three years ago I took his class on MLK and it launched me into my historical studies on the faith of Chavez and King.

His parents were Reverend Martin Luther King Sr.

His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor.