Martin Luther King, Jr. Biography

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was ordained a minister at his father's church in 1947. King gained national recognition in 1956 for organizing a boycott against Montgomery, Georgia's racially segregated public bus system, which resulted in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling the Alabama segregation law unconstitutional. King married Corretta Scott on June 18, 1953 and fathered 4 children. Reverend King was fatally shot in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968 at 6:01 PM while standing on the balcony of his second-story room at the Motel Lorraine. James Earl Ray plead guilty to the assassination on the morning of March 10, 1969, but later recanted this confession. Coretta and King's children would later publicly state that they did not believe that Ray was guilty of the assassination. On March 27, 1997 King's son Dexter met with Ray at the Lois DeBerry Special Needs facility where Ray again expressed his...

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