Martin Luther King Jr. Biography

The image of Martin Luther King Jr. is one that has inherent contradictions. On one hand, he is revered and looked at with awe for his martyrdom to nonviolence. There is another section who view him as an extremist, who promoted militancy and insurgency. But without doubt, he is the most symbolic of all the African-American leaders who fought in the civil rights struggle.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, to Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King, at N.E., Atlanta, Georgia. he was the first son and second child born.

The five-foot seven-inch tall King was a ladies' man, who was a good dancer. He was an indifferent student, who did his sch