Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrating Black History Month (Video Link)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: Biography

Media Credit (Photo & Video): Biography

Posted: Saturday February 4, 2012 @ 11:46 p.m. PST

Topic: Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrating Black History Month on Saturday February 4, 2012 with Martin Luther King Jr.  May He Rest In Peace.

According to Biography: Fact #7  Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on friend Maya Angelou’s birthday on April 4th, 1968. Angelou stopped celebrating her birthday for many years afterward, and sent flowers to King’s widow every year until Mrs. King’s death in 2006.

Quick Facts

  • NAME: Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • OCCUPATION:Civil Rights Activist Minister
  • BIRTH DATE:January 15 1929
  • DEATH DATE:April 04, 1968
  • EDUCATION: Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, Boston University
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: Atlanta, Georgia
  • PLACE OF DEATH: Memphis, Tennessee

Best Known For

Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.

Quotes

“I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to  know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr
Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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