KING, Martin Luther Jr.


KING, Martin Luther Jr.
(1929-1968)
   American BAPTIST minister and Black Civil Rights leader. In 1957 he became the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference which created the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. He is best remembered for his 1963 speech "I Have A Dream" which reflected the goals and IDEOLOGY of the Civil Rights Movement. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. His works include Stride Towards Freedom (1958) and Why We Can't Wait (1964).

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  • King, Martin Luther,Jr. — King, Martin Luther, Jr. 1929 1968. American cleric whose eloquence and commitment to nonviolent tactics formed the foundation of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Among the many peaceful demonstrations he led was the 1963 March… …   Universalium

  • King, Martin Luther, Jr. — born Jan. 15, 1929, Atlanta, Ga., U.S. died April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tenn. U.S. civil rights leader. The son and grandson of Baptist preachers, King became an adherent of nonviolence while in college. Ordained a Baptist minister himself in 1954,… …   Universalium

  • King, Martin Luther, Jr. — (1929 1968)    African American preacher and civil rights leader    Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister and leader of the Civil Rights movement in the united States in the 1960s, was born Michael King in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 15,… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • King, Martin Luther — (1929–68)    Philanthropist and Polemicist.    King was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States of America and he was educated at the Afro American Morehouse College and at Boston University. After becoming a Baptist minister, he served a… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • King, Martin Luther — ► (1929 68) Político estadounidense. Dirigente del movimiento integracionista racial en E.U.A. Organizó grandes campañas pro derechos civiles que culminaron con la «Marcha sobre Washington» (agosto de 1963). Murió asesinado. Premio Nobel de la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • King, Martin Luther, Jr. — (15 ene. 1929, Atlanta, Ga., EE.UU.–4 abr. 1968, Memphis, Tenn.). Líder estadounidense de los derechos civiles. Hijo y nieto de predicadores bautistas, adhirió a la no violencia mientras estudiaba en la universidad. En 1954 se ordenó ministro… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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