Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Lil Vacha on April 12, 2010

Birth Name: Michael King, Jr.

Date of Birth: January 15, 1929

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Death: April 4, 1968

Place of Death: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American activist, humanitarian, and Baptist minister. He was a leader in the African-American civil rights movement, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964. He was the 1st President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, from 1957 to 1968. He was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 1963.

He was the son of Alberta Williams King (born Alberta Christine Williams) and Martin Luther King, Sr. (born Michael King), who was a Baptist minister, missionary, and activist. He is the brother of Christine King Farris, an activist and educator, and Alfred Daniel Williams King, an activist and Baptist minister. He was married to Coretta Scott King, an author and civil rights activist. They were the parents of Yolanda King, Martin Luther King III, and Dexter Scott King, all of whom were/are activists, and Bernice King, a Baptist minister.

Martin was assassinated in 1968.

His mother was assassinated in 1974.

Martin’s paternal grandfather was James Albert King (the son of Nathan Brannum/Branham, later King, and of Malinda). James was born in Ohio.

Martin’s paternal grandmother was Delia Linsey (the daughter of Jim Long and Mary Jane Christian/Linsey). Delia was born in Georgia. Mary Jane was the daughter of Nancy Hamilton Womack.

Martin’s maternal grandfather was The Rev. Adam Daniel Williams (the son of Willis Williams and Lucrecia “Creecy” Daniels/Daniel). The Rev. Adam was born in Georgia.

Martin’s maternal grandmother was Jenny/Jennie Celeste Parks (the daughter of William Parks and Fannie). Jenny was born in Georgia.

Sources: Genealogies of Martin Luther King, Jr. –

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

madman January 21, 2017 at 5:09 am

Are MLK and the former presidents on the front page as a protest against the new president?

follers January 25, 2017 at 3:33 pm

“Superman, where are you now?”

andrew January 25, 2017 at 3:44 pm

I read that also George Clooney will be a candidate for U.S. Presidency in the future.

follers January 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm


I think Armie Hammer could be a good candidate for the Democrats some day. He and his wife look like a President and First Lady. He has political contacts through his great-grandfather, and he can self-fund his campaign.

madman January 26, 2017 at 2:37 am
follers January 26, 2017 at 2:40 am

People seem to think Johnson’s a Republican, so it would have to be a primary challenge.

madman January 26, 2017 at 2:45 am
andrew December 1, 2016 at 4:26 pm
neiltennant August 3, 2015 at 12:33 pm

really ? Is this a joke?


tasteless and a shame.

Shame on you all.

MLK fought against racism and the fact that people had been reduced to their ethnic background and you took him here ?

thats weird and ****

bearboy October 1, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Aren’t you the one who called Condoleezza Rice a despicable word that would make Martin Luther King Jr. ashamed or am I thinking of a different Neil Tennant that was mentioned on the Mindy Sterling page?

bearboy October 1, 2017 at 5:59 pm

Sorry I apologize for bringing that up I admit that was wrong, but what is offensive of putting an honorable man on this website and listing his ethnic origins?

Melanie Lombardi January 17, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Today, is THE day. R.I.P.

fuzzybear September 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm

He was a great have to wonder what state of mind black people would be in right now,if he hadn’t been killed

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