‘Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’ was born on 15th January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born Michael King, but his father changed his name in honor of German reformer Martin Luther.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a legendary activist and leader in the African-American civil rights movement (1955-1968). He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using non-violent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.