When did Martin Luther King, Jr. day begin?

Answer Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first observed as a federal holiday on January 20, 1986. President Ronald Regan signed a bill into law in 1983 to make every third Monday in January a day to celebra... Read More »

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When was Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated?

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968; he was shot while standing on the balcony of the motel section of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. King was in Memphis to support... Read More »

When did Martin Luther King Jr. meet Coretta?

Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott met in 1952 in Boston, according to a 2006 Time obituary for Coretta Scott King. He was pursuing his doctorate at Boston University; she was studying musi... Read More »

When was Martin Luther King Junior born?

Civil rights activist and minister Martin Luther King Jr. was born at noon on January 15, 1929. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, at the family's home on Auburn Avenue. That home is now a National ... Read More »

Who was Martin Luther King Junior?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pastor at a small church in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, when he found himself the leader of the Civil Rights Movement. This movement sought to earn African Ameri... Read More »