Martin Luther King Jr

Best Martin Luther King Poem

Martin Luther King Poem This year, celebrating the true meaning Martin Luther King Jr. day is more important than ever. You might know a few basic facts about King — who hasn’t heard audio of his “I Have a Dream Speech” — and the holiday that we’ve been observing since 1983 in his honor — like the fact that it’s […]

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Legacy

Martin Luther King Legacy Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for racial equality in the United States. The third Monday in January marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. holiday that honors King’s legacy and challenges citizens to engage in volunteer service in their communities. (National Park Service) Beginning the […]

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Martin Luther King Last Speech

Martin Luther King Last Speech Martin Luther King Jr. delivered this sermon on the night of April 3, 1968, at the Bishop Charles Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, as a storm raged outside. Titled “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” it was his last speech. Some people believe its final passage prophesized his death the next […]

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Martin Luther King Killer

Martin Luther King Killer In the five decades since Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead by an assassin at age 39, his children have worked tirelessly to preserve his legacy, sometimes with sharply different views on how best to do that. But they are unanimous on one key point: James Earl Ray did not […]

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Martin Luther King Net Worth

Martin Luther King Net Worth Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, humanitarian, activist, and leader who had a net worth equal to $250 thousand at the time of his death in 1968 (after adjusting for inflation). Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and activist who was one of the most […]

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Gravesite

Martin Luther King Gravesite After his assassination in Memphis by James Earl Ray in April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s body was brought home to Atlanta. A farm wagon, drawn by mules, carried his coffin to Atlanta’s South-View Cemetery, where his parents would later be buried. South-View Cemetery was founded in 1886 by nine […]

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Martin Luther King Grandchildren

Martin Luther King Grandchildren On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. He has a number of relatives — sons, daughters, and a grandchild — who have worked to continue his legacy. All four of his children have continued to be staunch advocates for civil rights. His only granddaughter, 10-year-old […]